JAMES Bond star Rory Kinnear has revealed his heartache after his disabled sister Karina died from coronavirus.
The actor, 44, and his family were forced to say an emotional goodbye to the 48-year-old on FaceTime as they told her they loved her and played her favourite song.
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Rory wrote a moving obituary for the Guardian in which he praised his inspirational sibling's lust for life.
Karina, who was paralysed from the waist down and suffered severe brain damage at birth, tested positive for coronavirus early last week.
Rory explained how the disease "quickly attacked her stomach, her lungs and her kidneys."
He continued: "Her lung capacity was so diminished that we knew, given the reports of its effects, that it was likely to prove incredibly dangerous for her. Her conditions weren’t just 'underlying', they were life-defining, for her and for us, even if she remained unaware of their severity. But Karina had defied predictions her entire life."
And paying tribute to Karina's character and the impact she had on his family, he wrote: "Karina was ebullient, brave and wry, with a passion for noise, laughter, family and chaos.
"And those that engaged with her, knew her, loved her, were rewarded beyond their imagination by her friendship and trust. They grew to learn, inexorably and unalterably, that our spirits exist far more tangibly than our abilities. What a lesson. What an inspiration."
The UK's real coronavirus death toll has passed 40,000, new analysis suggests.
There were 35,044 deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales up to May 1, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
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This includes 1,558 deaths in just one week.
The latest figures mean 37.8 per cent of all Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales are in care homes.
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