Elliott Wright announces that his beloved dog has died weeks after his Marbella restaurant burned down
Elliott Wright has revealed that his beloved dog has died in another devastating blow to his family after his Marbella restaurant burned down and his father’s death.
The former TOWIE star, 41, posted to his Instagram story on Tuesday to share the news that his boxer dog Poppy had passed away.
His restaurant Olivia’s La Cala, which became a celebrity hotspot after being featured on The Only Way Is Essex several times, burned down in late April – in what Elliott believes was a targeted attack.
Devastating: Elliott Wright, 41, shared news on Tuesday that his beloved boxer dog Poppy had passed away on his Instagram story
Elliott informed his followers of the death of his beloved dog, writing, ‘RIP my little Poppy … you will be sorely missed. Up there with grandpa now .. good sleep, thank you for being such a beautiful soul. ‘
It comes shortly after losing his father Edward Wright, who died at the age of 66 after an eight-week battle with Covid in March.
In the heartfelt tribute, Elliott, who appeared in TOWIE between 2010 and 2017, also shared a photo of the dog cuddling with a young girl, believed in his oldest daughter Olivia, and captioned the photo with a series of red love hearts.
The news comes just days after Elliott revealed he plans to reopen his restaurant in time for the summer. When he took to Instagram last week to update his followers, he admitted that he had run into a ‘few issues’ with the repair work.
Tragedy: It comes shortly after he lost his father Edward Wright, who died at the age of 66 after an eight-week battle with Covid in March
Another blow: the loss of the former TOWIE star’s dog comes just weeks after his restaurant Olivia’s La Cala in Marbella burned down
Sad: In a heartfelt series of photos, Elliott said goodbye to the beloved pet he said would be sorely missed
The reality star filmed a video of the destroyed restaurant and a team of workers cleaning up the debris on site, saying, “ I’d say it’s been a productive day, but it’s hard to be positive all the time. There have been a few issues today.
‘One of my roofs has to go down, then I will be back a week, which is of course very disturbing for me, but we are all pushing on.
“It’s a bad day today, to be honest. I try to be positive, but sometimes it’s a bit difficult. ‘
In an effort to stay positive through the rough times, Elliott continued, ‘Tomorrow is a new day, I’m going to try to be positive and try to break through.
“It doesn’t seem good today, but I can’t always be good, it’s going to be hard – I knew it wasn’t going to be easy.”
Tragic: Elliott mourns his father Edward (left)
Struggles: Dog’s death comes just days after Elliott took to Instagram to admit he’s struggling to stay ‘positive’ as he rebuilds his burned-down restaurant
Elliott captioned the candid videos with: ‘Ups and downs … a bumpy road ahead … but please God we’ll get there.’
It comes after the former TOWIE star saw his burnt down restaurant in Marbella with a demolition team last month.
Elliott recently thanked fans for sending ‘thousands’ of supportive messages after his restaurant was devastated by a devastating fire.
The fire struck Olivia’s restaurant on Spain’s Costa Del Sol at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, April 26, just weeks after the celebrity’s father died of Covid-19 at the age of 66.
The video, made by Elliott at the time, shows the devastated star walking through the restaurant near Marbella saying ‘someone has come and took away my whole dream’.
Destroyed: Mark Wright’s cousin plans to open Olivia’s La Cala in time for summer after eatery caught fire last month
Spanish police officers have been charged with conducting a ‘full investigation’ into the cause of the fire, which the reality star has suggested was an arson attack carried out by an ‘asshole’.
Elliott spoke to supporters on Instagram, praising the massive response he had received from fans after revealing the shocking news.
“I just want to send a message to anyone who has been in touch with me since yesterday, since asking for help,” said the star.
“Thousands and thousands of messages, it’s overwhelming the support you all have given me, I just want to say a huge thank you, it means a lot.”
‘Problems’: Elliott took to Instagram last week to release an update as he admitted to having had a ‘few issues’ with the repair work
However, Elliott added that he was determined to rebuild the restaurant that had been his family’s ‘dream’.
‘I have a lot more energy today and I’m going to build it and really go for it and every day is a good day and more of a challenge and I can’t wait. So thank you to everyone who volunteered to help, I’ll try to make you proud, thank you very much. ‘
Spanish police have now opened an investigation into the fire at Olivia’s La Cala restaurant near Marbella, which reportedly started at the entrance.
A Civil Guard spokesman said there is no evidence yet to suggest that the fire was started deliberately, and that the investigation has been ordered to find out the facts.
‘My beautiful restaurant, my dream that I always dreamed of, which I built six years ago, which is still being worked on, has been completely destroyed, absolutely destroyed,’ he said in the video