Beloved The Only Way Is Essex star Nanny Pat - real name Patricia Brooker - has passed away at the age of 80 following a short illness.
Dozens of TOWIE stars of past and present have been sending their prayers to Nanny Pat's family, including Lauren, who dated Nanny Pat's grandson Mark for ten years.
Original Essex star Lauren tweeted: "My heart goes to both Nanny Pat Families.. I'm very sorry to hear this sad news... #RIPNannyPat."
Nanny Pat had been a fan favourite since the first series of TOWIE, which focused largely on Mark and Lauren's on-off romance. When Reveal spoke to Nanny Pat folllowing Lauren's departure from the show, she told us: "Oh she always has loved him. She's had her time, her and Mark. They got courting so early, they were only fifteen.
"I think [her departure] might do her good because then she might learn different things somewhere else and might get herself a nice little boyfriend or something. Who knows?"
Mark is now married to Michelle Keegan while Lauren is dating Jake McLean.