EastEnders’ Gary Webster’s mum dies from Covid as he and son battle virus

Ex-Eastenders star Gary Webster has revealed how coronavirus has torn through three generations of his family, after his mum died four days after contracting the disease.

Gary took to Twitter on Monday to share that his beloved mum 'peacefully passed away in her sleep', reports The Mirror.

He and his eldest son Jack, 20, continue their battle after testing positive.

Sharing a photo of his late mother sat beside his wife, Wendy, who he also shares a son, Freddie, 17, with, he wrote: "Thank you so much to everyone for such beautiful support to my son and I as we recover from Covid.

"Last Sunday my mum also contracted the virus. 3 generations in a week. I am devastated to say my mum didn't make it & passed peacefully in her sleep last Thursday. She was much loved."

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Many of the 56-year-old's former soap co-stars and celebrity friends reached out to him in the comments.

Gary played Graham Clark on the soap in 1987, before returning to EastEnders in 2016 to play Neville Peacok.

He also starred in ITV's Minder as Ray Daley.

Emmerdale actress Laura Norton replied: "So sorry to hear that Gary. Sending Love."

EastEnders actress Lucy Benjamin said: "Omg Gary. I'm so sorry. Sending you all lots of love xxx."

Little Mo actress Kacey Ainsworth told the star: "So sorry for your loss Gary xxx."

The heartbreaking update came days after he told followers he was isolating after testing positive with his son.

He wrote: "To all my followers please don't think I'm ignoring anyone recently.

"It's been a very sad and tough week part of which was my eldest testing Covid positive on Tuesday and me testing positive yesterday. So strictly isolating."

"Please wear masks. Social distance," he told users of the social media site.

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