Lord Alan Sugar's sister dies from Covid weeks after his brother's death

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 December 2020
Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar

'The Apprentice' star Lord Alan Sugar's sister has died from coronavirus just two weeks after his brother Derek also passed away after the coronavirus "added to his underlying health issues"

Lord Alan Sugar's sister has died from coronavirus.

The 73-year-old businessman has paid tribute to his late sibling Shirley, who has passed away from Covid-19 just two weeks after his brother Derek also died.

He tweeted: "My eldest sister Shirley passed away today at the age of 88 she had been sick for a while but I guess covid got her in the end to join our brother Derek who passed 2 weeks ago.

"RIP SHIRL. (sic)"

Earlier this month, Lord Sugar revealed his brother Derek had died after the coronavirus "added to his underlying health issues".

He wrote: "Today I lost my long suffering brother Derek another victim of Covid which added to his underlying health issues. (sic)"

The 'Apprentice' star admitted it was a "sad day" for his family, and he recalled how his sister-in-law would joke that the former chairman and part-owner of Tottenham Hotspur – who was in charge of the Premier League outfit from 1991 to 2001 – had bought the football club for his sibling.

Lord Sugar added: "He was a life time passionate Spurs supporter.I never forget my sister in law joking with me thanking me for buying him the club. A sad day for us all in the family (sic)"

The BBC didn't film 'The Apprentice' this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is hoped the programme will return next year.

But Lord Sugar recently hinted he will quit the show – which first aired in 2005 – when he reaches 20 years of the programme.

He said: "I said last year that I wanted to do 20 years. We would have been doing series 16 this year and I was happy to do four more.

"But of course it is the BBC who will decide if they wish to do it. I fully understand they are in charge but if they wanted to do it, I think 20 years is a nice round figure."

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