Talking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Robert Rinder said that his grandfather had lived thought World War II.
During a live Skype session on the daily live show Robert said:
‘My grandfather was 92, and he passed away two nights ago of this terrible disease.
‘He survived the Second World War, and he was a man that conspired and determined to see joy in the world.
He continued to say:
‘As much as there is terrible and appealing news out there we must as a community and neighbours see that there are thousands of people that are recovering fro this disease every single day, that we as a nation are responding positively.’
‘That’s absolutely the message I know he would’ve wanted to share, whenever I saw him which was very often he’d say ”what good news is there son?”
Judge Rinder then went in to say:
‘It’s been a challenging time but I remember him in that positive way, that we get up in the morning depressed overwhelmed, perhaps with anxiety.
‘We can choose to drown ourselves in the negativity in the horror and choose to galvanise ourselves to be at our very best and that’s how I’m going to choose remember him.’
Eamonn and Ruth expressed their condolences to him for his loss.