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Tributes Pour In As Gogglebox Favourite Passes Away After a Short Illness

By Megan Cassidy

December 23, 2017 at 6:09pm

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Met Éireann Has Issued Two Separate Weather Warnings For Five Counties Sad news this evening. 

Tributes are pouring in on Twitter after it was announced that Gogglebox fave Leon Bernicoff has passed away following a short illness.

The 83-year-old was one of the TV show's first and most-loved characters, appearing alongside his wife June and known for his sharp wit and fearless commentary. 

In a brief statement, Channel 4 and Studio Lambert confirmed the news, stating that "Leon’s unique personality and sharp wit endeared him to fans of the show, as he contributed fully to Gogglebox’s reputation as a programme full of warm humour and unvarnished opinion."

"To those of us that knew him personally, Leon was a man of unwavering principles who exerted a distinct paternal presence both on and off screen. He will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family; cast and crew.”

Bernicoff is survived by his wife, June, two daughters and grandchildren. 

READ MORE: Met Éireann Has Issued Two Separate Weather Warnings For Five Counties

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