We shared the news that Kate Garraway announced her husband Derek Draper has died.

The former lobbyist and political adviser died after suffering long-lasting symptoms from coronavirus.

Mr Draper fell seriously ill with Covid-19 in March 2020 and spent 13 months in hospital before he was discharged.

Here's how readers reacted.

Janette Borodin said: "So very sad for all the family. My heart goes out to Kate and her two children."

Nona Eastwood said: "So sad, bravely fought."

Colin Docker said: "Rest in peace Derek my prayers are with Kate and her children," while Sue Clifford added: "So very sad, heart goes out to all the family."

Beatrice Sowden and Lorraine Cairns also shared their condolences.

Despite being free of the virus, he had suffered long-lasting damage to his organs and required daily care.

In 2021, Good Morning Britain presenter Garraway won a prize at the National Television Awards for the documentary Finding Derek, about her family’s experience during the pandemic.

It detailed her husband’s treatment and his subsequent return to their family home.

In July 2022, Garraway confirmed Mr Draper had been readmitted to hospital and later that month it was reported that his condition had worsened.