Goggleboxs Mary Cook sang at her own funeral during emotional service

Gogglebox pays tribute to Mary Cook and Andy Michael

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Channel 4 announced on August 23 that Mary Cook had died aged 92. She was known for her appearances on Gogglebox with her friend Marina Wingrove.

She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.

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The official statement announced by Channel 4 read: “We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side.

“She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.”

Tributes fled in from the public and fellow Gogglebox stars.

Sophie Sandiford wrote “Rest in Peace Mary”, while the show’s Jenny Newby and Lee Riley described her as “such a warm colourful character.”

Her funeral took place Friday morning, with OK! speaking to the family.

They reported that the late star could be heard singing a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon, as her white coffin arrived at the cemetery.

Later on in the service, she sang My Way as the mourners reflected on their horrible loss.

Mary reportedly could be heard singing for a final time with her cover of Audrey Hepburn’s Moon River.

The late star’s granddaughter, Nikki said: “On her 80th birthday my mum and I paid for her to go into a recording studio and she recorded those three songs.”

She spoke about how she told Mary that these songs would be played at her funeral, giving the late star a part of her final service.

Nikki added: “She loved Gogglebox and loved being recognised in the street and would always chat to people.”

It was reported that in a eulogy she would be reunited with her two husbands, Jim and Graham.

Jim passed away in a car crash aged 44, and Graham sadly passed away in 2009 after over 30 years together.

The eulogy also spoke of Mary’s trips around the world including Jamaica, America, Malta, Ibiza and Egypt.

OK! reported that Mary will be buried in a plot next to her grandson, Alex Phillips.

Her grandson sadly passed away this year after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the young age of 46.

Mary was scouted for the show when she was seen outside an Asda by a researcher, according to her retirement home St Monica Trust.

She said: “I was going shopping, so I asked them to wait until we got back.

“They came up to Marina’s flat, held cards up of different famous people and we had to talk about them.”

The pair were absent from the programme because of the Covid pandemic, but returned for the May series finale.

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