“Covid is cruel and for anyone doubting how cruel it is or questioning whether Covid’s real, I can tell you it is all too real and if you’re still hedging getting vaccinated, that very simple act with plenty of vaccine options, plenty of availability, it can stop more families like mine from grieving and mourning the loss of a much-loved family member like Connie Dunbar.
"So if not for yourself, do it for others."
Following the tragic news, Deborah had revealed that she had been the target of cruel trolls on social media who claimed that the media figure was lying about her mother-in-law's death.
"My husband has lost his dear mother to Covid, and some cruel, heartless people are questioning whether it is a hoax or whether she had the virus at all when she was double-vaccinated," she wrote on Twitter, adding, "Appalling."
Appearing on Ben Fordham’s breakfast show, Deborah said her husband Lindsay is still coming to terms with the loss of his beloved mother.
“He’s doing ok, he loved his mum dearly," she said.
"Very close to his mum so the loss of anyone from any condition if whatever age is a tragedy and it hits people hard. Him and his sister Jenny are doing ok,” she said.