On January 4th. He was 69 years old. He briefly battled sepsis from pneumonia which had put him into a coma.
He worked on “Most Haunted.” He allegedly had a guide named “Sam.”
He was allegedly a fake, as evidenced by another “most Haunted” cast member.
In 2005, the show’s resident parapsychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe said he had set up Acorah by having other crew members feed him false information about spirits in various locations.
Dr O’Keeffe invented a long-dead South African jailer called Kreed Kafer, an anagram of Derek Faker, and said he was stunned when the TV medium ‘got possessed by my fictional character’ at Bodmin Jail.
His former costar on Most Haunted simply stated “Our condolences go out to Derek’s family at this time.”