Gogglebox star Sandra Martin flooded with support after announcing death of beloved sister
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Gogglebox fans are taking to social media in support of Sandra Martin after she revealed the passing of her sister.
Sandra Martin - who appeared on the hit Channel 4 show from 2013 to 2017 - has revealed her sister Jennifer Anita Richards has passed away.
The star took to her X - formerly known as Twitter - account to break the devastating news, posting to the platform earlier this week on Monday (25 September), sharing pictures of her with her sister.
The first shows the pair in London at a link up in Brixton and the second shows them posing together in fur coats.
The caption overlaying the images reads: "My sister Jennifer Richards has passed away... I LOVE YOU JEN."
Later on that day, Martin shared another photograph of the pair alongside the caption 'MISS YOU'.
Fans of the Channel 4 reality TV show have flooded to Martin's post to offer their condolences and support.
One X user wrote: "So sorry to hear this Sandra, hope it was peaceful. God Bless you and your family. My sister's name is Jennifer too."
"Sorry for your loss. May god give you strength and comfort at this sad time," another added.
A third commented: "Aww so so sorry. Put ur right hand on ur left shoulder then put ur left hand on ur right shoulder and squeeze and that is a virtual hug from me to you xxx."
And a fourth resolved: "So sorry for your loss Sandra your in my thorts thin of all the memmories that will never leave you hope your ok God Bless."
Martin also revealed a 'nine night' is being held to honour and remember her sister.
A 'nine night' is a Caribbean tradition, celebrating someone's life nine days after they have died with music and food.
It's set to take place on 2 October at 4pm at Livesey Memorial Hall in south east London.
Taking to her TikTok yesterday, Martin spoke out about celebrating both death and life as she wandered around Brixton.
In the video, the Gogglebox star resolves: "Big up everyone what they're celebrating tonight [...] celebrating death AND life."
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677