Derek Acorah dead aged 69 after falling into coma

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Medium Derek Acorah dead aged 69 after falling into coma from 'very brief illness'

The self-styled spiritual medium, who starred in Celebrity Big Brother and the Most Haunted series, died last night.In a Facebook tribute, Gwen wrote: "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.In her statement, his wife of 24 years also took aim at a "vile couple" who "hounded" her husband during his dying hours.

He also once claimed to have received a message from Madeleine McCann through a spirit guide, before apologising to her parents after mass outrage. Before finding fame as a medium, Derek tried his hand as a professional footballer with Liverpool FC but was released by manager Bill Shankly before ever playing a first-team game.

 

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