Earlier today, it was confirmed Nanny Pat had passed away aged 80, following a short illness.
Following the sad news surfacing, Michelle has taken to Twitter to pay her respects, telling followers: "Heaven gained an angel today."
Heaven gained an angel today. ❤️— michelle keegan (@michkeegan) December 16, 2015
Michelle's tweet came after her husband Mark Wright had taken to the social media site himself to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words about his grandmother.
He has previously credited wife Michelle for being his "rock" and will no doubt be leaning on her for support, after sharing his heartbreak at the beloved TOWIE star's death.
Mark had tweeted: "My heart is broken but so overwhelmed by your support. To know good ole Nanny was loved by so many is the best feeling in the world Thank you."
His sister and Essex favourite Jessica Wright shared her heart break too, tweeting: "Heart broken does not even come close to how my family & I are feeling. Thank you so much for your support my Nan was so loved. An angel."
She later added: "Want my angel back."
News of Nanny Pat's passing came as a shock to TOWIE fans. The Wright and Brooker families shared a statement which read: "Sadly our amazing, courageous and beautiful Nanny Pat passed away this morning after a short illness. We are overwhelmed by sadness, and the whole family ask for privacy at this horrible time."
The Only Way Is Essex has since confirmed they will pay tribute to Nanny Pat at the end of tonight's Christmas special episode.
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