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Gogglebox star Andy Michael dies, aged 61

Gogglebox star Andy Michael dies, aged 61
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Original Gogglebox star Andy Michael, who appeared in 16 series of the show, dies at the age of 61.

Original Gogglebox star Andy Michael has died at the age of 61, it has been announced.

The Michael family were one of the most popular fixtures on the Channel 4 show, appearing for 16 series between 2013 and earlier this year.

A statement from Channel 4 said: "Retired hotelier Andy, who brought much wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show's original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013.

"Beloved father to Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and cherished husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much-loved and respected member of the Gogglebox family, and he will be very sadly missed.

"Our love and thoughts are with Carolyne and the entire family. The family have asked for privacy at this very sad time."

The news comes a week after the death of fellow Gogglebox star Mary Cook at the age of 91.

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