THE wife of Paul Daniels has thanked people for their kindness after the magician was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
The couple have been inundated with messages of support from friends and well-wishers since they made the news public almost three weeks ago.
Debbie McGee used Twitter to send a message, saying: “I wish I could answer all your wonderful messages individually but there are so many. They are all appreciated so much.
“Paul and I had no idea of how people felt. Truly amazing. Thank you.”
Daniels, 77, has has returned to the couple’s Wargrave home to see out his final days.
His son Martin said doctors had not said how long he had to live, adding: “We are living in the knowledge every day is a bonus.”
He said his father had been offered radiotherapy but turned it down when he was told there was no chance it would extend his life.
Daniels was initially taken to hospital after a fall at home and it was suspected he had suffered a stroke.
However, after a scan the tumour was discovered and doctors told him there was no cure.
Daniels is popular locally after making dozens of appearances at community and charity events free of charge over many years.
He and McGee, who have been married for 28 years, have lived by the River Thames in Wargrave since 1998 and the magician has performed a number of sell-out shows at the village’s biennial festival.