Top TV magician Paul Danils has died, aged 77. Just a few short weeks ago it was announced he had an in operable brain tumour.
Debbie McGee has said she and husband Paul Daniels lived a “fairytale life” together.
The magician died on Thursday aged 77 at his Berkshire home, a month after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
McGee said her husband did not know he was dying in his final days.
“He was in, what the consultants said was, a happy, confused state. He knew who everybody was, but his brain wasn’t processing new information [due to the tumour],” she told the BBC.
McGee, who married Daniels in 1988 after many years as his on-stage assistant, said they had the kind of marriage “most people dream of”, saying: “We had a life that was full of laughter… we were so happy together.”
Daniels was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last month.
“I’ve cried my heart out some nights but it all happened so quickly,” McGee said.
“On the day he was diagnosed, the tumour had already spread so far that they knew he only had a few weeks to live. Then, in two days he deteriorated from feeling lethargic to having other symptoms, so he actually didn’t really know what was going on.
Source: BBC News