Emily Atack has shared her grief after the passing of her cherished uncle, Steve.
The actress took to Instagram to announce her uncle's tragic passing, paying tribute with a heartfelt message.
Emily, 33, wrote, "It breaks my heart to say that on Friday we lost my beautiful uncle Steve.
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"I often shared photos and stories with you all on here about him because I simply adored him. Everybody did. The smartest and funniest soul you could ever wish to have in your company.
"Always sharing his talents and love for music, cooking, hiking and writing. Just a few of many. He appreciated every single day he was here, his zest and enthusiasm for life was infectious."
Emily added: "I am truly blessed and honoured to have some of my most treasured memories with you Uncle Steve aka ‘Uncle Beef’, The Mountain Man. The light of our lives. I love you so much and I will miss you beyond belief.
"May you live on through the music and the mountains. Rest easy my wonderful Uncle Beef."
The mourning actress also shared an endearing series of photos and videos of her and her uncle Steve together, including at a sports game, brandishing flowers, and hilariously necking a bottle of wine in a hot tub.
A selection of famous names shared sympathies, with TV personality Vicky Pattinson commenting, "So sorry em, sending my condolences to you and your family."
Comedian Tom Davis wrote simply, "Thoughts with you and your family mate", whilst presenter Carol Vorderman added "So sorry for the loss of your amazing Uncle Beef he sounds as though he could fill a world with his smile take care wonderful young woman".
Fans also shared their support for Emily's loss, flooding the star's Instagram comments with consolations.
One fan wrote, "Emily, condolences to you, and your family. You have a really caring heart. The evidence is everywhere".
Another encouraged, "Cherish all those wonderful memories that you made together"
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