Derek Draper was a well-known English political advisor and lobbyist.
Derek Draper was well-recognized as the husband of a British Broadcaster and journalist.
When Derek Draper was a political consultant he was involved in two political scandals. One in 1998 regarding “Lobbygate” and the other in 2009 when Derek was editor of the Laborlist website.
Derek Draper has also worked as a psychiatrist. Derek has also written two books – Blair’s 100 Days and Life Support.
Derek Draper Cause of Death
Recently, the news of Derek Draper’s death has taken the internet world by storm. Derek Draper died on 5 January 2024 at the age of 56. The cause of death of Derek Draper was a long illness.
In March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, Derek contracted COVID-19, after which Derek was seriously ill. Due to battling Covid-19, Derek remained admitted in the hospital for a year.
In December 2023, Derek Draper was admitted back to the hospital due to his deteriorating health. Derek also suffered a cardiac arrest in December 2023.
On 5 January 2024, his wife Kate Garraway announced that Derek had died.
Derek Draper: Kate Garraway says husband has died, aged 56 https://t.co/CDEcckVheT
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 5, 2024
How old was Derek Draper when he died?
Derek Draper’s full name was Derek William Draper. When Derek Draper died, he was 56 years old. Derek Draper was born to his parents on 15 August 1967 in Chorley, United Kingdom.
Derek Draper did his studies at Southlands High School, Runshaw College in Leyland, and the University of Manchester.
Derek Draper was a married man. Derek Draper’s wife is Kate Garraway. She is a television presenter. Derek Draper and Kate Garraway have two children- Darcey Mary Draper.