Justice Rinder revealed that his grandfather died of coronavirus at the age of 92.
The star – whose real name is Robert Rinder – announced the sad news during This Morning on Friday, as he urged viewers to try to remain optimistic about the national lockdown.
Robert also revealed to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that his grandfather died after contracting the virus, after having lived in the Second World War.
Sad news: Justice Ringer revealed that his grandfather died at the age of 92 after contracting a coronavirus, while paying emotional tribute to him on Friday morning
Robert resisted tears when he spoke of his grandfather’s death on the video link, saying, “My grandfather was 92 years old and died two nights ago of this terrible disease.
“He survived World War II, and he was a man who conspired and determined to see joy in the world and as far as there is terrible and attractive news, we must, as a community and neighbors , see that there are thousands of people recovering from this disease every day, to which we, as a nation, respond positively.
“This is absolutely the message I know he wanted to share, every time I saw him, he said very often” what good news is there son? “
Stay strong: the star urged viewers to stay positive during the pandemic and said he vows to remember his grandfather for his optimism
Justice Rinder then said to Eamonn and Ruth, “It was a difficult time, but I remember him in this positive way, that we get up in the morning feeling down, overwhelmed, perhaps anxiously.
“We can choose to drown in the negativity of horror and galvanize ourselves to be at our best and that is how I will choose to remember him. “
Eamonn and Ruth expressed condolences to Judge Rinder for his loss, with many viewers also rushing to Twitter to share their sympathies.
He was invited to the show to discuss the headlines for the day, and will also appear by phone later in the show to offer his own legal advice regarding the financial issues surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic.
Earlier this week, Justice Rinder also revealed that he may also have had a coronavirus after developing symptoms, but refuses to pay for a test until it is available to all first responders. NHS line.