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Carol Wright reflects on ‘horrendous’ end to 2020 and brother-in-law’s death

Former TOWIE star Carol Wright has reflected on experiencing a “horrendous” 2020 and losing her brother-in-law Eddie to Covid last year.

Both Carol and her husband Mark Wright Snr caught coronavirus last Christmas and Mark ended up in hospital during his battle with the virus.

But sadly Mark’s brother Eddie had the toughest battle with Covid and he passed away in hospital in March 2020.

Speaking exclusively to OK! about the “terrible” time, Carol, 61, tells us that the experience has taught her that life is “too short”.

The star, who is mum to Mark, Jess, Josh and Natalya, said: “I just think that life is so short so you should do what you want because you never know what’s around the corner.

“I just think you have to live life to the full and enjoy it.

“What happened with Covid and us losing my brother-in-law [Eddie] was the most horrendous time ever.”

Carol went on to say that she “never” wants to remember last Christmas and the effect it had on her famous family.

“Christmas [2020] was horrible and I never want to remember that Christmas,” she told us. “We all had Covid and the husbands were in and out of hospital and it was so scary, and then my brother-in-law never came out of hospital.

"He died and it was just absolutely terrible.”

Eddie was dad to former TOWIE stars Leah and Elliott and Elliott, who owns Spanish restaurant Olivia’s La Cala, took to Instagram to announce the incredibly sad news.

He wrote: "It is with heart wrenching regret, that I have to post this post, my father Edward George Wright passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the 02.03.2021 after bravely fighting Covid for 8 weeks…"

"For those who knew my father, you know what a greatman he was, always smiling, always humble, always happy, despite the fact in his later years he bravely fought prostrate cancer, he never moaned and done his best to put a brave smile on.”

"His love for his family is what he will be remembered to all of us, the ultimate family man, wanting to spend every woken minute with his 10 grandkids and children was his only daily thought pattern and request, was to be with them, the ultimate family man," he shared.

The 41 year old continued: "For those who don't know me well, the impact this has had on me, what can I say, I'm simply devastated.

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"To Dad, what can I say that you don't already know in heaven, you are and always will be my rock, my best friend, the man who taught me to always be a gentleman, to put family first.

The dad-of-three went on to conclude his post by talking about how he loves his father with “all his heart” and he knows he will be “watching over” him and his family.

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