Lynn Faulds Wood's funeral took place today, Monday, 11 May, and friend Lorraine Kelly has spoken of her “heartbreak”at not being able to attend due to social distancing.
The former Watchdog presenter died last month after suffering from a "massive stroke", he family revealed.
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Husband John Stapleton and family and friends laid the 72-year-old to rest, but due to coronavirus social distancing, it is believed to have been a small affair, with government advice being ten or less people at funerals.
This meant many of Fauld Wood’s friends could not attend, including Kelly.
She said on the Lorraine show: "I'll tell you what is one of the really heartbreaking things about this whole situation, is you cannot pay your respects to someone when they die. Funerals are restricted.
"It's the funeral today of Lynn Faulds Wood who of course we knew very well and loved very much, and we cannot be there today obviously."
Kelly also revealed she would have a special guest on the show later in the week.
She said: "John Stapleton, her husband, he's gonna be talking to us on Thursday with his son, and that is when we will both and the rest of us can remember Lynn properly.
"We're obviously sending the family and everyone all of our love today, it's gonna be a very, very tough day for them.
"It's tough for anyone who someone has died, and you cannot give them that send off, it's very very sad."
Guest Dr Hilary agreed, saying Faulds Wood was a "wonderful woman," adding: "It's such a cruel disease this one."
A statement released by her family last month read: "Having suffered a massive stroke last night and a subsequent bleed on the brain, presenter and journalist Lynn Faulds Wood passed away peacefully at 12 noon today with her husband John Stapleton and son Nick at her bedside."
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.