“Sitting here in tears trying to find the words to say. For the greatest grandad that we lost yesterday,” he wrote.
“You’re an amazing man that shined so bright. And we all know you put up one hell of a fight.
“An idol that I looked up to for all my life. And an idol I’ll talk about when I finally find a wife.”
He continued the tribute by sharing memories of his grandad, and revealed the lasting influence he had on Paddy’s life.
“The impact you had on me words can’t explain, hearing you on the sideline yelling my name,” he added.
“The laughs we had and the jokes you told, will stay with me to the day I’m old
“You can finally see the woman above, the one we miss and the one we will always love.”
Paddy finished the poem with a heartbreaking farewell, writing, “Granda it pains me to say good bye.”
Personal trainer Paddy found fame as a larrikin on Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette in 2018 before causing chaos on season two of Bachelor in Paradise.
In Paradise, the controversial reality star was embroiled in a heated clash with love interest Alisha Aitken Radburn after their romance went awry.
Paddy then came under fire after he made controversial remarks about same-sex couple on the island, Brooke Blurton and Alex Nation.
He also made headlines the year prior after joking that he had more of a connection with The Bachelorette mansion’s alpacas than he did with leading lady Ali.