Stars of the Channel 4 programme Gogglebox have taken to social media to pay tribute to the show’s biggest favourite, Leon Bernicoff.
Producers announced yesterday the 83-year-old had died following a short illness. Fans have expressed their sadness at the loss on Twitter, with his wife June sharing this statement last night:
Thankyou Folks for all your wonderful messages. Leon would have loved reading them & hearing how much he was loved. Goodnight & God Bless!
— LeonAndJune (@LeonAndJune) 23 December 2017
Co-stars of the couple have also paid tribute to the loveable pensioner online.
Words can’t explain what you meant to so many people. From your words of encouragement to me to the little DMs. Leon you were loved by so many. Sending my love to you and all of your family .@LeonAndJune ❤️❤️
— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) December 23, 2017
Deepest condolences to June and family, absolutely gutted lost a Gogglebox legend thinking of all the family at this difficult time ??
— Ellie&Izzi Gogglebox (@ellieandizzi) December 23, 2017
— Lee And Jenny (@leegogglebox) 23 December 2017
There are no words!! Love and prayers to June and all the family on their loss .xxx
— Gogglebox Malones (@TheMalonesGB) December 23, 2017