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Kate Garraway fans heartbroken as ITV airs Derek's Story detailing tragic Covid battle

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Kate Garraway fans were left distraught after watching her new ITV documentary Kate Garraway: Derek's Story. The new documentary - which provided viewers with an insight into how the broadcaster cared for her dying husband - aired on Tuesday night, three months after the heartbreaking death of the former political lobbyist.Derek suffered a four-year health battle following his Covid-19 diagnosis before he tragically died in January at the age of 56.

He first fell seriously ill in March 2020, spending 98 days in a medically induced coma after his initial diagnosis before going into intensive care, where he reportedly became the longest-surviving patient with coronavirus after 184 days.He suffered extreme complications related to the disease and after returning home in April 2021, required round-the-clock care.

He was readmitted to hospital in July 2022, and again just before Christmas 2023 after suffering a heart attack.Heartbroken Kate announced his sad death in January in a statement, she wrote: "I’m sad to have to tell you all that my darling husband Derek has passed away.

As some of you may know he has been critically ill following a cardiac arrest in early December which, because of the damage inflicted by Covid in March 2020, led to further complications."Derek was surrounded by his family in his final days and I was by his side holding his hand throughout the last long hours and when he passed.

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