Heartbroken Sam and Billie Faiers pay tribute to their granddad Mick as he dies six weeks after Nanny Wendy

HEARTBROKEN sisters Sam and Billie Faiers have paid tribute to their granddad Mick following his death.

The much-loved grandfather died yesterday following a long battle with cancer.

It's the second loss in the family in a short space of time, with Mick's wife Wendy passing away six weeks ago aged 77.

Both sisters shared happy family snaps of Mick on Instagram tonight, along with heartfelt messages.

Sam wrote: "Our Grandad Mick ❤️ last night you was reunited with your queen, our Nanny Wendy. Exactly 6 weeks without her by your side.

"We love you soo much Grandad. We’ve all had the best times together over the years, I’m so grateful I had you in my life. You was life and soul of every party, kind, caring, the best grandad in the world. You always had time for us no matter what, you loved us all unconditionally ❤️.

"I’ll miss you and nanny like you can’t believe, it just doesn’t feel real that you’re both not here anymore ? I don’t think it’s actually sunk in yet. You will both always be in my thoughts and prayers forever ? I find so much comfort knowing that you’re back with your Wendy Woo ❤️ See you in heaven Grandad.. ps make sure you get the pie & mash in ??❤️?."

Billie said it felt impossible imagining life without him and praised his positive character.

She posted: "My wonderful Grandad Mick ❤️.

"Words can’t explain the heartache I feel losing you, my wonderful grandad mick ?.

"You are the best grandad I could ever wish for, kind, caring, funny, loving, life and soul, unforgettable, A True Legend ?✨ I can only find comfort that you feel no more pain and that you are now in heaven with our beautiful nanny Wendy ❤️ I thank you and nanny for teaching and encouraging me to always live life to the full! And to love life ! Just like you and nanny always did ❤️.

"Trying to imagine life without you both feels impossible, but I know you will be together in heaven with a glass of vina sol and a Pina colada watching down on on us and guiding us ❤️

"I love you so much grandad, I miss you terribly already …. until we meet again ?✨???❤️."

The reality stars' grandmother Wendy died after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

A source close to the family told the Mail at the time the news came as a "complete shock", saying: 'The girls are completely devastated.

"They were very close with their Nan and her passing has come as a complete shock to the family."

In the wake of the news, Billie, 31, pulled out of Dancing On Ice.

A spokesperson said: "'Sadly due to a family bereavement this week Billie Shepherd is taking a break from the ice and won't be on Sunday's show.

"We look forward to her returning next week and send her all of our love at this sad time."

The pair were granted time out from filming their joint reality show The Mummy Diaries.

Sam and Billie shared pictures of them alongside Nanny Wendy on trips and events over the years.

Nanny Wendy was the mum to the sisters' biological father, Lee Faiers.

The sisters rose to fame on ITV reality show Towie before bagging their own show The Mummy Diaries in 2016.

It sees the pair – Sam has kids Rosie and Paul and Billie has Nelly and Arthur – charting a path through motherhood.

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