Sophia Myles from 'Doctor Who' Reveals Her Dad Died of COVID-19

Joe Akins
Mar 23, 2020
09:14 A.M.
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"Doctor Who" star Sophia Myles revealed that her father has died of Coronavirus. She made this revelation in a tweet on Saturday. 


On Saturday, actress Sophia Myles took to twitter to announce the death of her father, Peter. In her tweet, Sophia revealed that he died from the novel Coronavirus. 

Sophia Myles in the press room at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at The Savoy Hotel on June 7, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images


The "Doctor Who" star also described his death as a harsh reality of the coronavirus pandemic. Myles shared a photo of her final moments with her dad, where she was seen dressed in a mask and a pair of gloves. She wrote,

"Yesterday I went on a journey to see my father. This is the harsh reality of the Coronavirus."

Amid the ongoing pandemic, the British star had been documenting her father’s quarantine journey after he was hospitalized in London. 


This came after Peter tested positive for the virus. In a video, she disclosed that he had other health issues that he had struggled with for some time.

Before Peter’s passing, Myles revealed that the family regularly got calls from the hospital, stating that her dad was only a step away from death. 

In an interview with CBS on March 14, she confessed that she had once gone to visit him fully prepared to watch him die. 


Speaking of the medical personnel, Sophia stated that she could tell that the staff present at her father’s hospital were freaking out even though they acted like they had it all under control. 

She ended the interview with a piece of advice to people treating loved ones suffering from Coronavirus. Myles advised that they should be mindful of their elderly relatives, adding they shouldn’t be allowed to hang around too many people.  


Sophia Myles began her career after she was spotted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes in a school play at the age of 16. 

He went on to give her a role in the 1996 BBC production of "The Prince and the Pauper," which kick-started her career.

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