Sandra Martin from Gogglebox has told fans the sad news that her sister has died.
Speaking to her thousands of followers on Twitter, she explained that her nearest and dearest had been suffering from dementia.
In her post she revealed that she was heading off to see her family and to say goodbye to her sister.
She also said she was taking time away from social media while she mourned her sibling’s passing.
Fans were fast to pay their respects and express their sympathy.
Some even shared their own stories about family members who had lost their lives to the illness.
One said: “Thoughts are with you. My mother went the same way along with a stroke last year. I know it’s not a real comfort but she is in a better place.”
This heartbreaking news just comes weeks after Sandra announced that she had decided to quit Gogglebox.
The larger than life telly watcher appeared on This Morning to tell fans that after four years she had had enough.
“Well, yeah, I am going to miss it, but I decided at that time I wanted to move on to other things,” she explained.
“It’s four-and-a-half years now, and I’m just moving on, keeping up with the times.”
“Sandi left last year as everyone knows, she’s my TV partner, and my daughter came on after.
“I want to pursue my career to do other things, Sandi had gone before, but it wouldn’t have been the same with my daughter.”
Our thoughts are with Sandra; losing a sibling is so painful.