June Bernicoff has sadly passed away on Tuesday, May 5, at the age of 82 due to a short illness. June and her late husband Leon were best known as Gogglebox legends.
Gogglebox is a British television reality series which premiered on Channel 4 on 7 March 2013, the show is about families and friends from different places around the United Kingdom reacting to other television programmes from the comfort of their living rooms.
In 2013 Gogglebox cast June and Leon as their first couple on the show, and they were an excellent addition to the programme. The couple had been together for over 60 years, having first met in 1955 at a teacher training college and falling in love instantly, though their relationship was not all smooth sailing. Now that both Leon and June Bernicoff have passed away, they have also left behind all the good memories the show has of them.
Some interesting facts about June and Leon are that they were married for 57 years and had a family in Liverpool. They have two daughters named Helen and Julie, who later on had children of their own.
After Leon’s passing in 2017 at the age of 83, June left the screens to write two books about their relationship titled Leon and June: Our Story and Forever Sweethearts. It is nice to know that with June’s passing she has left behind so much of herself.
It was questioned as to whether June’s passing was COVID-19 related, but the executive producer of Gogglebox, Tania Alexander, confirmed that June Bernicoff passed away due to a short illness, not related to COVID-19 –
They will not be forgotten by their adoring fans or family any time soon. Who could forget such an iconic couple? Here are some more responses about June’s passing –
It’s times like these when one sits and thinks about the people that mean the most in our lives, we need to make sure we cherish each moment we have with these people. Every day people pass away due to an accident or illness.
It is sweet to think that after June Bernicoff passed away that she was reunited with her husband, but truly loved ones never leave us, they are kept alive by the memories we share.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family who were there when June passed away.