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Spiritual medium Derek Acorah dies aged 69

Posted on Saturday, 4 January, 2020 | Comment icon 5 comments

Acorah was a well known figure on British ghost hunting shows. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ian French
Acorah was well known for his many appearances on 'Most Haunted' and other ghost hunting shows in the UK.
Born in Bootle, England in 1950, Acorah was originally a footballer who played for Liverpool F.C. however he was released from the club before he had the opportunity to play a team game.

He soon discovered however that his true calling was as a spiritual medium.

He first appeared on TV in 1996 on Livetime before moving to Psychic Livetime. He was later featured on the show Predictions which was eventually re-branded Predictions with Derek Acorah.

His biggest breakthrough however came after he joined Most Haunted - a very popular ghost hunting show presented by Yvette Fielding which is still running today after 282 episodes.

Acorah himself remained onboard as the show's resident medium for six seasons and became well known for having conversations with his spirit guide Sam and becoming 'possessed' by spirits.
His time on the show wasn't without its controversies however, with Acorah being caught out a couple of times by resident parapsychologist Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe who surreptitiously fed him fake names including, most notoriously, 'Kreed Kafer' - an anagram of 'Derek Faker'.

Acorah left the show to pursue other avenues in 2005.

He would later appear in numerous other shows including Derek Acorah's Ghost Towns and the controversial Michael Jackson: The Search for His Spirit.

He even made a cameo appearance in an episode of Doctor Who.

Acorah passed away following a short illness on January 3rd, 2020.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by joc on 4 January, 2020, 13:05
I'm sure he left behind those who loved him and will miss him.  Hope he will stay in touch.
Comment icon #2 Posted by stevewinn on 4 January, 2020, 13:11
He'll be with Sam now. god bless. His best moment on TV. when a ghost/spirit possessed him.  
Comment icon #3 Posted by Gilbert Syndrome on 4 January, 2020, 20:57
Met him on a train to London once. I don't believe in "spiritual mediums" but I also don't wish death upon anyone. By the way, "Bootle" is a district of Liverpool, not a bloody city in England, lol. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Aye_Yer_Ma on 5 January, 2020, 17:22
Yeah when I was a kid my mum used to be a huge fan of that 'Most Haunted' show. It was pretty good...until Derek Acorah showed up and got 'possessed' every damn time. Funny how it was always him and rarely anyone else. I swear he was full of himself, must have been getting paid a fair bit.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Matt221 on 6 January, 2020, 16:33
RIP Derek..............keep in touch

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