'First Dates' Viewers Heartbroken After Show Reveals Contestant's Tragic News
20 December 2017, 16:07
Many fans were left in tears following Monday night's show.
When watching First Dates, you often can’t help but feel that you’re a third party at the dinner table with the couples.
This is why the news of the show’s contestant, Norman Whitter passing away after filming has broken the hearts of many fans.
The 71-year-old gent appeared on Monday night’s show with his date, Margaret, 73. However as viewers built excitement discovering that the widowers had enjoyed some more dates together post filming - it was soon revealed that Norman had died on holiday in Greece surrounded by his family.
Fans took to Twitter to express their sorrow over the love-hopeful. One tweeted that they, “can’t stop crying” whilst others were in disbelief.
was genuinely rooting for the cute old couple on first dates, only to find out RIGHT at the end one of them has passed away rip norman #FirstDates— ash (@_ashcloud) December 18, 2017
Are you kidding me right now #firstdates? There aren't enough tissues in the world RIP Norman— Gabriellalux (@Gabriellaluxo) December 20, 2017
The show paid tribute to the Grandfather of four at the end and also wrote a heartfelt message on Twitter.
Alongside a picture of Norman and Margaret, the caption read: “After going on several dates, Norman took Margaret to a Masonic ladies night.
Norman’s motto was to live life to the full. At 72, Norman’s love for life took him to Greece where he sadly passed away surrounded by the family he adored.”
After going on several dates, Norman took Margaret to a Masonic ladies night.— First Dates (@FirstDates) December 18, 2017
Norman’s motto was to live life to the full. At 72, Norman’s love for life took him to Greece where he sadly passed away surrounded by the family he adored. pic.twitter.com/KeZm1efNai
Aww. RIP Norman, you will be missed.