Sylvia Jeffreys has taken to Instagram to share recent news that has devastated her family.

The Today Extra host is mourning the loss of a family member, as she shared photos and stories of her “dear Uncle David”, who was “totally adored”.

“My family gathered yesterday with heavy hearts to say goodbye to our Dear Uncle David, who was totally adored by us all,” Jeffreys wrote, alongside an album of pictures featuring her late relative.

“He had his struggles but he found great happiness in life, in cars and bowling and TV Week and Days Of Our Lives. But above all he was happiest by his mother’s side.”

“They were wonderful companions and made each other laugh until they shook. And we – his nieces and nephews – were blessed to know his pure and unconditional love.”

“We are grateful that he was surrounded by family in his final days, for the doctors and nurses at the PA Hospital who provided loving care, and that somewhere out there he is back by his mother’s side.”

The cause of Sylvia’s uncle’s death is still unknown.

Her post was flooded with well wishes and condolences from colleagues, journalists and other Australian media personalities.

Sylvia is currently based in the Queensland town of Rocklea, Brisbane, for Nine’s dedicated flood coverage.

Image credits: Instagram @sylviajeffreys

This article first appeared on OverSixty.