Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Little brother’s death ‘tough’


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Former Prime Minister David Thompson’s elder brother Steven says he is finding it very difficult to cope with the loss of his “talented” sibling.
He told the SUNDAY SUN in an interview early yesterday morning outside Thompson’s Mapps, St Philip private residence that even though the family was well aware of his illness, the death was still “disturbing”.
“I got a call from Mara [wife of the Prime Minister] sometime after three this morning telling me that my brother had passed on. It really was tough. Although we knew the difficulty of the illness, at this stage it is always difficult and I am still not comfortable . . . it is really difficult,” he said, struggling to describe his emotions.
“Losing David is one of the toughest things I have had to go through since my grandmother [passed].”
He added that his “little brother” was the only one in the family who had gone into public life, “and to lose him at this stage is very tough – and so young too”.
Late last month, Steven and his brother Paul, who flew in from London, joined their father Charles Thompson to await the former Prime Minister’s return from
a New York hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.  (NB/BW)


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