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24 Hours in A&E viewers 'bawl their eyes out' as patient dies after filming

His partner said she misses "everything about him"

Fans of Channel 4 documentary series 24 Hours in A&E were brought to tears last night (May 21) after finding out an elderly patient had passed away after filming.

Bleeding badly from a tumour in his neck, 77-year-old Edwin Jukes was rushed into hospital with his partner Jeanette at his side.

Ed was originally diagnosed with tongue cancer (Credit: Channel 4)

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Speaking on the programme, Jeanette explained that she lost her first husband and got a another chance at love nine years later with Ed.

Towards the end of the emotional episode, Ed lay surrounded by his family.

That was a hard watch at the end. Want to give her a big hug.

A message appeared on screen to tell viewers he was in hospital for seven days, before Jeanette revealed: "He had quite a few bleeds and then they came to talk to us about a hospice or what do we want to do. I said I want you home and he said, 'I want to come home'."

Ed's best pal, Keith, said he hoped his friend would pull through by some "miracle".

Ed's pal, Keith (Credit: Channel 4)

But his condition worsened and Keith confessed: "At that point I was angry with the world. One of the best people in the world was about to be taken from me."

A tearful Jeanette explained: "Then suddenly he died. He died. I miss him terribly. I miss his presence, his laughing, his cross-wording. This sounds crazy - creeping up behind me in the kitchen and making me jump. I miss everything about him. Everything."

Jeanette said she misses "everything about him" (Credit: Channel 4)

Heartbroken viewers took to Twitter after hearing Ed's story, as one wrote: "Absolute wreck watching #24hoursinAE. Such a heartbreaking story."

A second tweeted: #24HoursinAandE always breaks me. Makes me so thankful that everyone I love is alive and okay and has their health today, and that's the best we can all ever hope for."

Someone else said: "Did anyone else just bawl their eyes out watching #24hoursinAandE or just me?"

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A fourth simply commented: "RIP Edwin. #24HoursInAandE."

Another wrote: "That was a hard watch at the end. Want to give her a big hug #ripEdwin #24HoursInAandE."

A sixth said: #24hoursinAandE absolutely heartbreaking tonight. I totally felt that lady's sob."

- 24 Hours in A&E is on Channel 4 every Tuesday at 9pm

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