Simon Thomas: The moment I told our son his mum had died
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Simon Thomas to son: 'I'm afraid mummy’s died'

Sky Sports anchor Simon Thomas has said telling his eight-year-old son that his mum had died was "horrendous".

Simon’s wife, Gemma, passed away last November, just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live's Anna Foster, Simon spoke about his grief, and about supporting their son Ethan.

Simon said: “You can’t dress it up, I said ‘mummy’s died’ and he collapsed onto the floor in tears. And we rolled around the floor together, and it was horrendous. I kept saying, we’re going to be ok.”

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by bereavement BBC Action Line has details of organisations which can offer advice and support.

  • 27 Feb 2018
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