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Paul Daniels Dead: Magician’s Son Martin Opens Up About How His Family Are Coping

'The amount of messages on all social media has been astonishing, an avalanche.'

21/03/2016 12:15 GMT

Paul Daniels’ son Martin has appeared on ‘Good Morning Britain’, to speak about how his family are coping in the wake of the magician’s death.

The veteran entertainer died last week, after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour, and Martin has shared his thanks for the outpouring of support from fans.

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Martin Daniels

He told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that things have been “tough” in recent days, stating: “The amount of messages on all social media has been astonishing, an avalanche.”

Martin then opened up about one of the last times he saw his dad, adding: “I went to see him and he was asleep for most of the day but I managed to hold his hand and say 'I love you'... I think he heard."

Thousands of fans paid their respects to Paul following the sad news of his death, including a number of famous faces, such as his former 'Strictly' partner Ola Jordan and Louis Theroux.

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Martin on stage with Paul in 2011

Debbie McGee gave an interview the day after Paul’s death, in which she said: “I’ve cried my heart out some nights but it all happened so quickly.

“On the day he was diagnosed, the tumour had already spread so far that they knew he only had a few weeks to live.

“Then, in two days he deteriorated from feeling lethargic to having other symptoms, so he actually didn’t really know what was going on.”

A private funeral for the star is expected to take place in the coming weeks, and a public memorial will follow.

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