The emotional TV star – whose real name is Robert – paid a heartfelt tribute on today's This Morning.
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He told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes: "I love him very much."
He continued: "It’s been a challenging time, but I remember him in that positive way.
"We can choose to drown ourselves in the negativity and horror or choose to galvanise each other."
Viewers sent their condolences to the legal professional, with one writing on Twitter: "Thinking of you Judge Rinder on losing what sounded like a fab grandad loved the way he looked at things what good news have you got love it positive xxxx."
Another posted: "Judge Rinder, sorry to hear yr sad news about yr Grandfather My condolences to you& your family& may I wish you Long Life xx#ThisMorning."
A third shared: "Judge rinder aw sorry for your loss. Coronavirus is serious guys you need to stay at home. It’s taking lots of people everyday #Thismorning."
Last week Robert, 41, revealed he had coronavirus during another appearance on the show where he offered legal advice.
He told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "I'm just through the other side after 20 days. I'm feeling better."
He admitted he didn't know if he had the deadly bug because he wasn't tested, but said: "Front line NHS staff can't get tests so I refused to pay for one.
"I had a terrible temperature, appalling cough and was lying with my feet on the ground with my head on the bed in a coma watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians so I must have been really ill."
The latest figures in the UK show the death toll from Covid-19 is now 2,961, with 33,718 cases.
Nearly a third of all cases in the UK are in London.
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