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Love Islands Ellie Brown shares heartache as grandad dies 67 after Covid battle

Dec 28, 2021

Ellie Brown has shared her devastation as her beloved grandad has passed away age 67.

Love Island star Ellie, 23, shared the sad news on her Instagram story as she posted a tribute to her grandfather on Tuesday 28 December.

Ellie revealed her beloved grandad passed at age 67 following a battle with coronavirus.

The blonde beauty re-shared a post from her mum Joanne's Instagram story, who shared a photo of Ellie's grandfather.

Writing on top of the image, Ellie's mum said: "My wonderful dad and grandad if only love could have kept you here with us my heart will hurt forever."

"Sleep tight dad my heart is truly broken" Ellie's mum penned.

As the Love Island star posted the share from her mum on her on Instagram story, she wrote on top: "The most hurt for you Mam, can't even imagine loosing one of my parents never mind two and I hate that you're feeling that right now , everybody is way to young".

Ellie then posted a tribute to her beloved late grandfather, as she penned: "Granda, you were only 67 and healthy, I am in so much shock!

"Covid is scary and unexpected, I'm so sorry. Love u forever" followed by a dove emoji and broken heart emoji.

Ellie then shared a photo of her late grandad smiling while sitting on a boat.

She added another photo of herself stood with her grandad and wrote on top: "Love you, sleep tight" followed by a crying emoji and broken heart emoji.

Ellie spent Christmas at a stunning winter resort in France, where she shared photos of herself wearing a white bikini in a hot tub.

She also shared a stunning snap of herself posing in a pair of red bikini bottoms and a cropped black jacket while in the snow.

The blonde beauty rose to fame on Love Island in the four series of the show, which aired in 2018.

Despite her time on the series, Ellie blasted the ITV2 dating programme and claimed it was a "money-making machine".

She previously told the Daily Star: "I do think it's too much and I think it's more mainly a money-making machine now."

The former islander also said that she believes people apply to Love Island for fame and not love.

Ellie said: "I think because it's got so big, now when people go in there you question whether they're in there for the clout, but like with us, we're already in the public eye so it is genuinely just our real lives and relationships that you know about."

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