Today Extra host Sylvia Jeffreys has shared the sad news that her uncle, David, has passed away, taking to Instagram to share the heartbreaking update.
"My family gathered yesterday with heavy hearts to say goodbye to our Dear Uncle David, who was totally adored by us all," the 35-year-old said, sharing a series of photos of her and her family with her uncle.
"His had his struggles but he found great happiness in life, in cars and bowling and TV Week and Days of our Lives," she continued.
"But above all he was happiest by his mother’s side. They were wonderful companions and made each other laugh until they shook.
"And we - his nieces and nephews - were blessed to know his pure and unconditional love."
She went on to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for him, adding: "We are grateful that he was surrounded by family in his final days, for the doctors and nurses at the PA Hospital who provided loving care, and that somewhere out there he is back by his mother’s side."
The Today Extra host had become emotional on the show previously after the Queensland border closure finally ended and she was able to see her family again.
Sylvia, who is from Queensland, had been unable to travel back home from Sydney and see her family for almost five months, like countless others.
"Everyone's just got so used to being separated over this period of time," she said on air in December. "To see everyone back together, it must be so surreal for them."
Sylvia welcomed her second baby boy Henry with Peter Stefanovic earlier last year.
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