Paul Daniels spent final days eating ice cream

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2016
Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee

Paul Daniels spent the last few days of his life devouring ice creams with his wife Debbie McGee and singing along to the Beatles

The late Paul Daniels spent his final days scoffing ice creams and singing to the Beatles.

The television magician sadly slipped away yesterday (17.03.16) after losing his battle with an incurable brain tumour, which he was diagnosed with four weeks ago, but his wife Debbie McGee has admitted the last few days of his life were spent chomping on magnums and listening to music.

She explained to the BBC: "Our life has been full of laughter and that's what it's been the last few weeks up until the last 48 hours when he slipped into a sleep.

"Minutes before he slipped into that sleep, he was smiling at me and joking and singing Beatles songs ... His favourite ice cream was Magnums - we had a lot of Magnums. We watched Bradley Walsh on 'The Chase' every day at 5pm."

Paul discovered he had an inoperable tumour four weeks ago following an MRI scan after his wife Debbie McGee rushed him to hospital because he kept losing his balance.

He was offered radiotherapy but turned it down after doctors told him that the gruelling treatment wouldn't extend his life.

The TV star was initially being cared for at the Royal Berkshire Hospital but returned home 10 days before his death to spend his final days with Debbie, whom he married in 1988, and his sons Martin, 52, Paul, 55, and Gary, 46.

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