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Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas thanks fans for support two weeks after wife's death

The Blue Peter presenter's wife died of leukaemia

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Simon Thomas has thanked his fans for their "love and support" following the sudden death of his wife Gemma. The Sky Sports anchor's beloved wife died of leukaemia at the age of 40 just three days after being diagnosed. He took to Twitter on Saturday to post: "Two weeks on since she went. I have only been able to read a fraction of the incredible outpouring of love and support for us on here in the painful days that followed."

Simon's wife Gemma died of leukaemia

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He added: "One day, with my boy, we will read them. For now, all I can say from the depths of my heart, is thank you." Fans rushed to post comments of sympathy, with one writing: "That boy will be incredibly proud of not only his mother, but his Dads achievements. When the time is right, return to our screens and make your lad proud." Another said: "The dignity and grace with which you have met such sadness will be the greatest of inspirations to your son. The world wishes you both and your family nothing but the best." A third post read: "There’s no rush or time frame on grief man. My heart goes out entirely to you and your son."

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Simon, 44, and his eight-year-old son Ethan were left in shock when Gemma passed away. She visited her GP complaining of feeling unwell just a week prior to her diagnosis. At the time of her death, Simon asked his followers to keep their grief-stricken son in their prayers. "Today I am crushed with indescribable pain," the Sky Sports anchor told his Twitter followers at the time. "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."

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