Wife of TV medium I still talk to Derek

Sunday Mail (UK) - - John Niven -

The wife of the late celebrity medium Derek Aco­rah is “in shock” – but says she’s al­ready talk­ing to him from be­yond the grave.

Heart­bro­ken Gwen said she was blind­sided by her hus­band’s sud­den death, days af ter they were plan­ning his 70th birth­day.

The 71- year- old said: “Derek be­lieved life goes on in an­other di­men­sion. There’s an el­e­ment of com­fort in that be­cause it’s not a big blank wall and he’s gone.

“I keep think­ing, ‘ I must pick up the phone and tell Derek.’ I ac­tu­ally do tell him. I talk to him. Peo­ple may think I’m mad. I’ve nagged him all his life so why shouldn’t I con­tinue?”

Gwen re­vealed how she held her hus­band’s hand in hospi­tal af­ter he was ad­mit­ted on New Year’s Day with f lu- like symp­toms, cer­tain he would be OK.

But 48 hours later he had died from sep­sis af­ter a se­vere bout of pneu­mo­nia, leav­ing her bereft.

Gwen, who mar­ried Derek in 1995, added: “We never dis­cussed one of us dy­ing. Derek had never gave any in­di­ca­tion that he thought the time was nigh. He was fine. I’m still in shock.

“He felt vi­tal and strong, like he al­ways had done. I told him he was go­ing to pull through. But it wasn’t to be.”

Liver­pool- born Derek rose to fame in the 90s when he did psy­chic read­ings live on ITV. The spi r itual medium was best known for his TV work on Most Haunted from 2002 to 2010.

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