Mark Wright is still struggling to come to terms with the death of his beloved grandmother Nanny Pat. The TOWIE star passed away in December following a short illness, and Mark shared a sweet tribute to her on Instagram over the weekend as he reflected on the highs and lows he experienced in 2015.
The TV presenter posted a photo of his grandmother from his wedding day in May, showing her planting a kiss on the cheek of his bride Michelle Keegan.
Mark Wright paid tribute to his grandmother Nanny Pat
"Life is all about ups & downs. This year 1 special women vowed to be in my life forever and 1 special women left my life forever.." he wrote. "Be prepared for the best & worst moments. Just make sure in 2016 you take the best out of every moment and never take anyone or anything for granted."
He continued: "Happy new year people. Lots of love and happiness to you all. Xx."
Mark was left devastated when his grandmother, whose real name was Patricia Brooker, passed away on 16 December. At the time the 28-year-old paid tribute to his late grandmother on Twitter, writing: "My heart is broken but so overwhelmed by your support. To know good ole Nanny was loved by so many is the best feeling in the world. Thank you."
TOWIE star Nanny Pat passed away in December
His sister Jessica echoed his shock and sadness, writing: "Heart broken does not even come close to how my family & I are feeling. Thank you so much for your support my Nan was so loved an angel."
Mark is getting through his grief with the support of his wife Michelle, who also wrote about how she had been affected by the loss in her weekly blog for HELLO! Online.
"She will be so very missed by all those whose lives she touched," Michelle wrote. "She was a kind, funny and very lovely lady who will be sorely missed."