Sky Sports presenter, Simon Thomas, ‘crushed’ as wife Gemma dies of leukaemia
Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas yesterday revealed that his wife has died of leukaemia only three days after her diagnosis. His wife Gemma passed away last night in hospital surrounded by her friends and family. Simon said he was ‘crushed with indescribable pain’ as he announced the death of his wife Gemma this morning.
Simon wrote on Twitter: ‘Today I am crushed with indescribable pain. Just three days after falling ill with Acute Myloid Leukaemia, my dear wife Gemma passed away yesterday evening surrounded by her family and friends.’
He added: ‘If you are a prayer – pray for my boy Ethan. 8yrs, precious and in bits. Thank you.’ After the 44-year-old made the tragic announcement hundreds of tributes have flooded in for the mother-of-one.
Aston Villa FC said: ‘So sorry to hear of your loss, Simon. Our thoughts are with you and your son, Ethan, at this incredibly difficult time.’
Simon’s club Norwich City FC said: ‘Simon, the thoughts of everybody at Norwich City are with yourself, Ethan and everyone else who knew and loved Gemma at this sad time.’