Made in Chelsea's Stephanie Pratt shares heartfelt tribute to George Gilbey

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Made in Chelsea's Stephanie Pratt has penned a heartfelt tribute to George Gilbey, who tragically passed away aged 40 this week.

Per an official police statement, the Gogglebox favourite fell from a height at work in Southend-on-Sea, with a friend also telling The Sun: "He was up on the roof and the other [workers] were shouting at him to get down and to be careful. Then, he apparently came through a skylight, so fell from the outside of the roof about 80ft on to concrete inside."

Paying her respects on Instagram today (March 30), Gilbey's grief-stricken Celebrity Big Brother co-star Pratt shared a number of pictures from their time in the reality TV house together.

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"I just now heard the devastating news of George Gilbey's passing," she wrote.

"I'm at a loss for words – it never makes sense when someone who is so unbelievably kind is taken from this world. George really was the most beautiful person – I don't think I've ever met anyone as lovely, sweet, funny, humble, charismatic, thoughtful... I mean the list truly goes on.

"He was so out of this world special – I wanted to be around him every second in the [CBB] house – and I was. I was in awe & addicted to his charm and personality. He was a rare gem. I treasure my memories of him. Omg did he make me laugh."

Pratt continued: "He really was extraordinary which makes this so hard for his family & friends & I am so so sorry for your tragic loss. I am so lucky to have spent time in his radiant glow. He was really something else #ripGorgeousGeorge."

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Related: Gogglebox airs tribute to George Gilbey following his death

Back when his death was announced, a Gogglebox spokesperson told Digital Spy: "George was part of the Gogglebox family for eight series alongside his mum Linda and stepdad Pete.

"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Linda, and George's family and friends at this very sad time. The family have asked for privacy."

Gogglebox airs and streams on Channel 4.

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