Lord Alan Sugar’s sister dies from coronavirus just two weeks after his brother also passed away from virus

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Just two weeks after his brother Derek passed away, Lord Alan Sugar has revealed that his eldest sister Shirley has also died.

The business tycoon, who had a Twitter row with Piers Morgan earlier this year, took to Instagram to announce the heartbreaking news of his sister's death.

Alongside a picture of her, the 73 year old wrote on Instagram: "My sister Shirley died today at the age of 88 to join my brother Derek who passed 2 weeks ago.

"I guess another victim of covid. RIP SHIRL," Lord Sugar expressed.


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He also shared a picture of Shirley on Twitter and wrote: "My eldest sister Shirley passed away today at the age of 88 she had been sick for a while but I guess covid got her in the end to join our brother Derek who passed 2 weeks ago . RIP SHIRL."

Followers of the business magnate took to the comments section to send their condolences and well wishes.

One Instagram user said: "Sending all my love to you and your family," alongside a red heart emoji.

A second added: "She is a proud sister and will still be with you in spirit. Sorry for your loss of your brother and now your sister," another follower wrote.

While another expressed: "Very sorry for your loss! Sending thoughts and prayers!"

Lord Sugar's loss comes just two weeks after he announced his brother Derek's passing, also from coronavirus.

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Sharing a snap of his sibling, the television personality captioned the post: "My brother Derek died today another victim of covid which complicated his underlying health problems."

Taking the opportunity to tell his followers about his brother, he continued: "He was a life long Spurs fan and my sister in law made me laugh in 1991 thanking me for buying Spurs for him.

"He will be sadly missed by the whole family. RIP BRO."

"My thoughts are with you Lord Sugar, I lost my mum yesterday, the pain is unbearable," a well wisher said.

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"I'm sorry for your loss Lord Sugar. Sending my sincerest condolences to you and your family," another shared.

Lord Sugar, who crowned Carina Lepore the winner of The Apprentice in 2019, was a part-owner of Tottenham Hotspur football club from 1991 to 2001.

He then sold the remaining stake that he had in 2007, reportedly for £25 million.

The BBC star was born in Hackney, East London, into a Jewish family, and as well as the late Derek and Shirley, he also has a sister named Daphne.

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