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Casualty star Jason Durr devastated by double tragedy as sister-in-law dies and mum die within days

Casualty star Jason Durr has been left devastated by a double tragedy after his sister-in-law and mother died within four days of each other. 

The actor, 52, who plays nurse David Hide in the BBC medical drama, told of his heartache as his sister-in-law died of cancer, followed by his mother who passed away after contracting coronavirus. 

In an interview with The Mirror, Jason explained that it has been a 'very peculiar time' for him amid the pandemic, but his recent losses made him realise what's 'important' in life.

Heartbreak: Casualty star Jason Durr has been left devastated by a double tragedy after his sister-in-law and mother died within four days of each other

He told the publication: 'Lockdown and this whole coronavirus period has been incredibly challenging for so many families. I can completely understand what so many people have been going through.'

Jason, also known for his role as PC Mike Bradley in Heartbeat, went on to thank the medical team who helped both his mother and sister-in-law Debbie Charman.  

He continued: 'It’s been a very peculiar time in all our lives. But the support we had for my sister-in-law from the NHS nurses and doctors was incredible. My mum’s carers went above and beyond to help her through it.

Shock: Casualty star Jason Durr has been left devastated by a double tragedy after his sister-in-law and mother died within four days of each other

'I think it makes you realise what’s important in life. You just need to be kind to people and understand what they might be going through.' 

MailOnline have contacted a representative of Jason for comment.

Debbie is the sister of Jason's gardener and presenter wife Kate Charman, 52.

Jason, who grew was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong, lost his father aged just 15.   

Tough: 'Lockdown and this whole coronavirus period has been incredibly challenging for so many families. I can completely understand what so many people have been going through'

Meanwhile, the thespian recently opened on his character David's bipolar battle as he discussed upcoming episodes of Casualty. 

Speaking to Christine Lampard on Friday's Lorraine he reveals how his character will struggle to control his illness as he faces the doctor who sectioned him.

He explained top Christine: 'He’s a complex man and this is a combination of so many things of his life. 

TV role: Meanwhile, the thespian recently opened on his character David's bipolar battle as he discussed upcoming episodes of Casualty

‘What we really find out in the next couple of episodes is the sort of minute-by-minute and hour-by-hour struggle that David has on a daily basis.'

He added: 'Just managing his condition and trying to find his normal. Well, what everyone else would regard as normal. 

‘It’s exhausting for him just getting up every day and coping with everything he has to cope with.’ 

Drama: ‘What we really find out in the next couple of episodes is the sort of minute-by-minute and hour-by-hour struggle that David has on a daily basis'

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