Derek Acorah, TV medium and Most Haunted star, dies aged 69

The sad news was announced by his wife Gwen Acorah Johnson

Derek Acorah

TV medium Derek Acorah has passed away aged 69 following a short illness, his wife has confirmed.

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Gwen Acorah Johnson made a statement on her Facebook page confirming the loss of her husband.

“Farewell my love! I will miss you forever!” she wrote. “I’m devastated to announce that my beloved husband Derek has passed away after a very brief illness. Thank you so much to everybody who has supported me – I can never thank you enough.”

Aged 69 when he died, Acorah was born on 27th January 1950 in Bootle, England. He first TV appearance came in 1996 on the satellite TV channel Granada Breeze, where he made appearances over five years on the shows Psychic Livetime and Predictions (later renamed Predictions with Derek Acorah).

Acorah later rose to prominence as the star of Most Haunted on Sky’s Living channel, working on the show for six series.

Later television appearances for the medium included a cameo appearance in the 2006 Doctor Who episode Army of Ghosts and the 20th series of Celebrity Big Brother, which saw him come in fourth.

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Until his death, he lived in Scarisbrick, near Southport, with his wife. He is survived by Gwen and two children.