GOGGLEBOX’s June Bernicoff has paid tribute to her husband Leon who died yesterday aged 83.
In a tweet, June told their followers: “Thank you folks for all your wonderful messages. Leon would have loved reading them & hearing how much he was loved. Goodnight & God Bless!”
The Sun Online revealed that Leon had sadly passed away yesterday evening.
Since the news broke tributes have poured in for the popular TV star, who joined the cast of Gogglebox when it first aired in 2013.
Studio Lambert, who make the hit Channel 4 show, also paid tribute to the television favourite's “unique personality and sharp wit”.
Leon and June met in 1955 before marrying five years later.
The couple went on to have two daughters and proudly revealed they had only spent four days apart from each other throughout their relationship.
When asked about meeting June, Leon told The Guardian: “I fell in love with her immediately.
“My first thoughts about June were: ‘Oh she’s gorgeous.’
“She was a real dolly bird.”
Their relationship wasn’t all plain sailing however, as Leon’s Jewish family were not pleased about his relationship with June, who was raised as a catholic.
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