Lord Alan Sugar announces his brother Derek has died after a battle with coronavirus

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Lord Alan Sugar revealed his bother Derek has passed away after a battle with coronavirus.

The business mogul, 73, took to social media in the early hours of Tuesday morning to share the sad news, adding that his brother had suffered from underlying health issues.

Taking to Instagram, The Apprentice star shared a tribute to his brother and posted a photo as well as saying: “My brother Derek died today another victim of covid which complicated his underlying health problems.

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“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.”

On Twitter, he shared a similar caption, adding: "A sad day for us all in the family."

Sir Alan’s post was met with sympathy from his followers, with one writing: “Sending you and your family my sincerest condolences.

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“I pray God surrounds all of you with love, strength and peace that offers comfort during this emotional time. My son is suffering from liver failure due to his battle with COVID-19. This virus is horribly cruel.”

Another added: “I’m sorry for your loss Lord Sugar. Sending my sincerest condolences to you and your family."

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A third penned: “May his memory be a blessing. Sincere condolences."

Lord Sugar was a part-owner of Tottenham Hotspur football club from 1991 to 2001.

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

The star was born in Hackney, East London, into a Jewish family, and he has one brother, the late Derek Sugar and two sisters, Daphne and Shirley Sugar.

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