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Bob Wilson's son-in-law dies in Hertfordshire hospital

Bob Wilson
Image caption Bob Wilson and his wife set up a charity in their daughter's memory

An inquiry has begun into the death of the son-in-law of former footballer and TV presenter Bob Wilson.

Mitchell Carey, 43, from Knebworth, Hertfordshire, died in the Lister Hospital in Stevenage on 18 August.

He was the widower of Mr Wilson's daughter, Anna, who died of cancer in 1998 at the age of 31.

Mr Carey fell ill on 16 August and was taken to hospital, but was discharged into his GP's care, and admitted again after his condition deteriorated.

'Condition worsened'

A spokeswoman for the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust said: "Our deepest sympathies are with Mr Carey's family.

"While an investigation is under way it does appear that Mr Carey was given the appropriate course of treatment at our A&E department.

"Sadly his condition worsened dramatically and on his admission, staff at the Lister hospital did everything they could to save his life."

Bob Wilson and his wife Megs set up the Willow Foundation in their daughter's memory in 1999 to help seriously ill young adults.

Wilson was a goalkeeper for Arsenal between 1963 and 1974. He went on to present Football Focus for the BBC and later fronted ITV's football coverage before his retirement.

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