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Sunrise hosts pay emotional tribute to Samantha Armytage’s mother Elizabeth after her tragic death

Sunrise hosts Matt Doran and Monique Wright have paid an emotional tribute to Samantha Armytage’s mother Libby, following her tragic death last week.

Matt, 36, and Monique, 47,  stood in for Samantha and her co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch on Friday – the day of Libby’s private funeral service.

‘Extremely sad news of a much-loved member of the Sunrise family. Some of you may have already heard that Sam’s mum Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Armytage passed away last week,’ Matt said.

Sunrise hosts Matt Doran and Monique Wright have paid an emotional tribute to Samantha Armytage's mother Libby, following her tragic death last week

Sunrise hosts Matt Doran and Monique Wright have paid an emotional tribute to Samantha Armytage’s mother Libby, following her tragic death last week 

‘Libby had a long battle with an autoimmune disease that affected her heart. Sam says her mum fought bravely, but in the end her big loving heart just couldn’t do it anymore.’

Monique continued: ‘Libby leaves behind her husband Mac, three children, including Sam, and three beautiful grandchildren.’

‘Sam says her mum was wonderful, kind, loving, loyal, funny and formidable. Her death leaves a huge and irreparable hole.’

Samantha’s co-host David took the day off on Friday, and is expected to attend her mother’s private funeral.

'Her death leaves a huge and irreparable hole': Matt, 36, and Monique, 47, stood in for Samantha and her co-host David 'Kochie' Koch on Friday - the day of Libby's private funeral service

‘Her death leaves a huge and irreparable hole’: Matt, 36, and Monique, 47, stood in for Samantha and her co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch on Friday – the day of Libby’s private funeral service

Sam, 44, announced the tragic news in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday.

‘Last Tuesday afternoon, a little while after the Melbourne Cup was run, our beautiful mumma passed away, just 10 days before her 69th birthday,’ the Sunrise host wrote.

‘She had fought bravely for a long time and suffered a lot, but finally her big-loving heart just couldn’t do it anymore.

Libby leaves behind her husband Mac, three children including Samantha and three grandchildren

Libby leaves behind her husband Mac, three children including Samantha and three grandchildren

Samantha's co-host David took the day off on Friday, and is expected to attend her mother's private funeral

 Samantha’s co-host David took the day off on Friday, and is expected to attend her mother’s private funeral

‘Mums are the centre of a family and losing ours has thrown us all in a spin and left a huge, irreparable hole in each of our hearts,’ she continued.

‘We are very, very sad. She was wonderful; kind, loving, loyal, wildly wicked, funny & formidable.’

Back in August, Samantha’s mum was hospitalised for heart failure while her dad was hospitalised after suffering a stroke.

Back in August, Samantha's mum was hospitalised for heart failure while her dad was hospitalised after suffering a stroke

Back in August, Samantha’s mum was hospitalised for heart failure while her dad was hospitalised after suffering a stroke

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