Derek Acorah Wiki – Biography
He was born on January 27, 1950 in Bootle, United Kingdom. Derek Francis Acorah was an English self-styled spiritual medium. He was best known for his television work on Most Haunted, broadcast on Living TV. He received a lot of criticism casting doubts over his legitimacy as a medium.
He was 69 years old.
Early Life and Education
Born Derek Johnson in Bootle, he was known professionally as Derek Acorah. He lived in Scarisbrick near Southport, in North West England. As a young man, Acorah was on the books of Liverpool F.C. during the Bill Shankly era but was released by the club without playing a first team game. He carried on playing at other clubs and finished his football career in Australia.
Acorah together with his wife Gwen was a patron for the charity Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme, a registered charity which provides seeing eye dogs for blind people.
In March 2014, he was convicted of driving without due care and attention and failing to provide a breath sample following a car crash. Acorah had failed a roadside breath test but refused to give the required sample at a police station. He was banned from driving for 28 months and fined £1,000.
Acorah’s first TV appearance was on the satellite TV station Granada Breeze in 1996. During his five years with the channel, he started with Livetime before later showing up week by week on Psychic Livetime. He additionally showed up on Predictions which began as a grandstand for different studio visitors yet later turned into a vehicle for Acorah alone and renamed Predictions with Derek Acorah.
In July 2001, Acorah joined another British TV program called Haunting Truths. It was in this manner offered to Living and renamed Most Haunted. He took a shot at the show for six arrangement.
In 2002, Acorah likewise highlighted in the TV arrangement Antiques Ghost Show, and in 2004 he was given the Variety Club of Great Britain’s Multichannel TV Personality of the Year Award.
Yvette Fielding, a moderator and official maker of Most Haunted, at first expressed “there is no following up on this program, none at all. All that you see and you hear is genuine.” However, noteworthy media consideration was aimed at the show in 2005, after Acorah professed to channel spirits with names that had purportedly been recommended to him ahead of time, for example, “Rik Eedles” and “Kreed Kafer”, which are re-arranged words of “Derek Lies” and “Derek Faker” separately. Talking in 2006, Fielding said of Acorah “We tell individuals everything is genuine, at that point it turns out he was a phony, so he needed to go.
The TV mystic Derek Acorah has died aged 69, his wife has said.
Acorah died suddenly after a short illness on 3rd January 2020.
— Mirror Breaking News (@MirrorBreaking_) January 4, 2020
TV medium Derek Acorah has died, aged 69.
The psychic's wife Gwen says he'd been in intensive care after falling into a coma following a brief illness.
The star launched the paranormal reality series Most Haunted in 2001 before appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017. pic.twitter.com/aXthirRJvg
— TFM News (@TFMRadioNews) January 4, 2020