Support for Magic Man Paul as It Is Revealed He Has a Terminal Illness; Teesside-Born Magician Suffering from Incurable Brain Tumour

Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), February 22, 2016 | Go to article overview

Support for Magic Man Paul as It Is Revealed He Has a Terminal Illness; Teesside-Born Magician Suffering from Incurable Brain Tumour


Byline: Naomi Corrigan Reporter naomi.corrigan@trinitymirror.com

CELEBRITIES have voiced their support for Paul Daniels following the shock announcement of his terminal illness. As reported, the legendary Middlesbrough magician, 77, has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

And the news has saddened people in the entertainment industry, as well the Teesside area where he was born and raised, with many taking to social media to send messages of support.

TV illusionist Dynamo, real name Steven Frayne, posted his thoughts on his Instagram account. He wrote: "Just read this sad news! Sending my love and respect to Paul, Debbie and all the family! MagicLegend."

Dynamo has previously called Daniels "one of the best magicians this country has ever produced, one of the best in the world."

And Les Dennis said: "Such sad news about Paul Daniels. He's a lovely man and a great talent. Sending him and @ thedebbiemcgee much love."

Many people in the area have also taken to Twitter to express sadness at the news.

Redcar MP Anna Turley said: "Very sad to hear son of South Bank Paul Daniels diagnosed with incurable brain tumour. Wishing well to him and Debbie."

North-east actor Tim Healy said: "God bless Paul Daniels much love to the family a wonderful man a joy to work with brother WR Tim Healy x" The charity Macmillan Cancer wrote: "We're very sorry to read of Paul Daniels' diagnosis. …

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