TV medium and former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Derek Acorah has died after slipping into a coma, his wife has confirmed.
The spiritual medium was suffering from a “brief illness” and passed away after slipping into a coma. He was just 69 years old.
“Farewell, my love! I will miss you forever! I’m devastated to announce that my beloved husband Derek has passed away after a very brief illness,” Gwen wrote in a Facebook post. “Thank you so much to everybody who has supported me – I can never thank you enough.”
Derek wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday that he and Gwen were both suffering from a nasty flu bug just 48 hours before his death.
He got his big break by launching Most Haunted in 2001 and was on for six series before becoming the host of Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns later. He appeared on the 20th series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2017 and finished in seventh place.