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Gogglebox fans in tears as Channel 4 show pays emotional tribute to George Gilbey days after his death

GOGGLEBOX fans were left in tears as Channel 4 emotionally paid tribute to George Gilbey days after his death.

George, who found fame on the show in 2013, left family and friends devastated after he died in an accident at work this week aged 40.

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Channel 4 paid tribute to George Gilbey during tonight’s Gogglebox[/caption]

At the end of tonight’s episode, a dedication was shown on the screen, which left viewers in bits.

It read, “In loving memory. George Gilbey. 1984-2024.”

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, soon afterwards, one fan wrote, “Rest In Peace George. Love to Linda and family.”

Another added, “RIP George, thinking of your Mum who’s lost both her husband and her son now!*!”

Someone else, who wasn’t aware of the news said, “What?! George Gilbey has died?? My thoughts are with poor Linda. Imagine having to bury your husband and then your son in the space of 3 years.”

Today, George’s colleague arrested over his horror death was released under investigation.

The suspect was held by cops after George fell to death while scaling a warehouse in Essex on Wednesday.

He was quizzed on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter but has since been released under investigation.

Essex Police added: “This is a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive and our enquiries are ongoing.

Friends revealed the Gogglebox legend had been on the roof of the building without a harness when the tragedy unfolded

As his colleagues begged him to come down, the CBB star tumbled 80ft through a skylight and landed on concrete below.

A friend said: “George had not been in a good way and maybe should not have been working at all. He was up on the roof and the others were shouting at him to get down and to be careful.

“He was shouting back that he was all right, even though he was not very steady on his feet.

“Then, he apparently came through a skylight so fell from the outside of the roof about 80ft on to concrete inside. Poor George did not stand a chance and it is a terrible way to go.”

George was tragically declared dead at the EGL Homecare site in Shoebury, Essex, on Wednesday.

The horror came three years after that of his stepdad Peter McGarry, who starred with him and mum Linda McGarry, 74, on Gogglebox.

George had struggled after first finding fame on the Channel 4 show in 2013.

He was jailed for three months in 2019 for drink-driving and was convicted of attacking ex Gemma Conway, the mother of his seven-year-old daughter Amelie.

The Celebrity Big Brother finalist was also due in court next month for allegedly assaulting another ex partner.

But heartbroken pals said George had been trying to get his life back on track after months of drinking heavily.

One said: “George was a lovely boy — but was like a leaf in the wind. He had spiralled a bit out of control.”

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George was working at a warehouse in Essex when he fell[/caption]

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His death comes three years after stepdad Peter passed away[/caption]

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