Gogglebox star Sandra Martin took to Twitter to tragically reveal that her sister-in-law has died from coronavirus, which is also known as Covid-19.
The 58 year old, who appeared on Channel 4 show Gogglebox from 2013 until 2017, wrote: "Am crying. My brother's wife just died of coronavirus. RIP my sister-in-law."
Two days prior, Sandra had told her followers that that her brother's wife and her daughter were in hospital with coronavirus.
She wrote: "Just spoke to my brother and they are both still in hospital but critical now.
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"He is at his wife's side. Pray."
She added: "This has made me very unwell. When it hits your doorstep you feel the pain. Am constantly praying."
Sandra’s followers sent her messages of condolences, with one person writing: "I am so sorry for your loss Sandra. My prayers and condolences to you, your family and loved ones at this difficult time. May she rest in perfect peace. Amen."
Another follower wrote: "I am so sorry to hear your news, my sincere condolences to you and your family."
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On Thursday evening Sandra shared a video of herself talking about taking part in the nationwide clap to show appreciation for NHS workers.
The campaign, named #ClapForOurCarers, invited people across the country to join together on front doorsteps, gardens, out of windows, on balconies or in their living rooms for a countrywide applause, which could be heard all around the UK.
Sandra wasn’t the only famous face to get involved in the countrywide applause, which took place at 8pm, as Kensington Palace posted a touching video of Kate Middleton and Prince William's children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one year old Prince Louis clapping in front of a brick wall.
The sweet clip sees Charlotte, who dons a black and white striped long-sleeved top, and her brothers, who both sport different hues of blue shirts on, standing in a row as they clap and giggle.
It was captioned: "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19 : thank you. #ClapForOurCarers#ClapForNHS.”
The Beckham's also joined in on the applause, with David Beckham sharing a sweet video of himself and children Harper, Romeo and Cruz, clapping for the NHS.
The Saturday’s singer, Frankie Bridge and her family also clapped, as did Amanda Holden and her two daughters.
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