Mark Wright has paid a poignant tribute to his manager and friend John Ferriter, following the sad news he has passed away aged 59.
The celebrity manager, who counted Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, Jimmy Kimmell and Ryan Seacrest among his famous clients, died on Thursday night.
Now, former TOWIE star Mark has shared his heartache over the tragic loss of his “caring” friend.
Taking to Instagram , Mark penned a heartfelt message to John, revealing how he helped him with his career while always allowing him to put his family first.
He wrote to his 1.6 million followers: “In an industry where you have to dig deep to find, John, you were one of the good guys.
“In fact probably the best I’ve met. You were so special. The most amazing friend who would be there for me no matter what time of the day when I was living alone in LA and finding it hard away from home.
“Not only were you a special friend you were the most ferocious agent and business man I have ever met, you always got what you wanted and against all odds bagged me my dream job in America.”
Mark continued: “But most of all I will never forget how no matter what job or what amount of money was at stake, you always cared about no1 & that is family. I will never forget the dreaded call I had to make to you, saying I want to move home as you worked so hard to make my LA dream happen.
“You replied with ‘Mark if this is a business decision I am not letting you go home as you are crazy. If this is for your family and loved ones I will get you home the minute you tell me to make the call’ .
“Above all Johnny boy, you will be missed forever, I love you dearly and will never forget you. #ripFerriter.”
Mark also posted four pictures of him with John, including one snap which also featured John’s client and pal Piers Morgan, with the TV presenter and journalist also sharing his reaction to the loss.
Piers commented on Twitter on Friday: “RIP John Ferriter, 59. My brilliant manager and ferociously loyal, kind, charismatic & supremely talented friend.
“I trusted him with my life, and he enriched my life so much. Thank you John, for everything you did for me, and for my family.”