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Corrie star Sherrie Hewson believes her brother Brett had coronavirus when he died of a brain tumour

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Sherrie Hewson has said she believes her brother had coronavirus when he died of a brain tumour.

The 69-year-old former Coronation Street star’s brother Brett Hutchinson, 71, lost his battle with the incurable disease in April this year, following a battle with pneumonia.

But Sherrie claims COVID-19 ‘had something to do with’ his passing and believes that her brother knew but didn’t want to make ‘a fuss’. 

Convinced: Sherrie Hewson has said she believes her brother had coronavirus when he died of a brain tumour (pictured in 2018)

Convinced: Sherrie Hewson has said she believes her brother had coronavirus when he died of a brain tumour (pictured in 2018)

The Loose Women star revealed last August that her brother had a grade four glioblastoma and he had been given 18 months to live. 

Speaking during an interview on talkRADIO’s Drivetime, Sherrie said: ‘I’ll always believe that Covid had something to do with his, they call it pneumonia but I don’t believe that.

‘Controversially, I believe that that’s what it was called but no one, you can’t prove things, the sadness and the pain was too big to carry on and create a fuss.’

The actress went on to say that she and her family all attended Brett’s funeral to ensure he was sent off ‘the right way’.

So sad: The 69-year-old former Coronation Street star's brother Brett Hutchinson, 71, lost his battle with the incurable disease in April this year, following a battle with pneumonia

So sad: The 69-year-old former Coronation Street star’s brother Brett Hutchinson, 71, lost his battle with the incurable disease in April this year, following a battle with pneumonia

Relecting on the difficult period in her life, she added: ‘So it’s been horrendous, but this is a year I will never, never forget.’

MailOnline have contacted a representative of Sherrie for comment. 

Back in April, Sherrie expressed her fear that she would never see her terminally ill brother again due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

At the time, Brett was in hospital fighting his brain tumour, and due to the threat of the virus, she wasn’t able to visit him. 

Claims: But Sherrie claims COVID-19 'had something to do with' his passing and believes that her brother knew but didn't want to make 'a fuss'

Claims: But Sherrie claims COVID-19 ‘had something to do with’ his passing and believes that her brother knew but didn’t want to make ‘a fuss’

Speaking to Yours Magazine, the star said: ‘My brother is in hospital with a brain tumour. I call him every other day but he is very ill and I don’t know if he’ll come out of this.’   

‘My family are absolutely everything to me yet I haven’t been able to see my two granddaughters aged nine years and nine months, my 13-year-old grandson, and my darling daughter Keeley. 

‘We’re in touch all the time but it’s really hard not being able to cuddle and kiss them. 

Opinion: 'I'll always believe that Covid had something to do with his, they call it pneumonia but I don't believe that'

Opinion: ‘I’ll always believe that Covid had something to do with his, they call it pneumonia but I don’t believe that’

The interview comes after Sherrie broke down in floods of tears on Good Morning Britain earlier that month when she revealed her beloved brother Brett was in hospital and she can’t see him. 

Calling in from home in Manchester, Sherrie told Lorraine Kelly: ‘I have a brother with a brain tumour in Wales and I can’t see him and he was in hospital and he had to be moved to make space for a bed.’

As a picture came up of them on screen, she said: ‘There he is, he’s gorgeous. I can’t see him so I send him silly videos every day and that’s the way to do it.’

A glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumours in adults and last August Sherrie had spoken about the tragic situation.

Heartbreaking: Back in April, Sherrie expressed her fear that she would never see her terminally ill brother again due to the coronavirus pandemic

Heartbreaking: Back in April, Sherrie expressed her fear that she would never see her terminally ill brother again due to the coronavirus pandemic 

The cause of glioblastomas are currently unknown, but they are usually treated with surgery, followed by a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. 

Due to glioblastomas having tendrils that extend to other regions of the brain, it can be difficult to fully remove all of the growth. 

Meanwhile, following his death, Sherrie told OK! in June: ‘I take three steps forwards, two steps back, I’m trying to move forward, but I just wish my brother was still here. I’m devastated, my heart is broken, but I have to find a way to mend my heart. I’ve got to find the those little bits of my heart and I will find them because I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.’

She added: ‘I’m fine sometimes, but I have days where I hurt very much so I have to find a way of getting rid of that and being strong. My daughter and granddaughters get me through. I might have a flip but everyday I’m getting stronger.’

Battle: The interview came after Sherrie broke down in floods of tears on Good Morning Britain in April when she revealed her beloved brother Brett was in hospital and she couldn't see him

Battle: The interview came after Sherrie broke down in floods of tears on Good Morning Britain in April when she revealed her beloved brother Brett was in hospital and she couldn’t see him

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