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My Mum, Your Dad’s Dani opens up about the traumatic way her husband Paul Lyons died

"Everything just clicked"

Dani Lyons opened up about how her husband died in a truly chilling moment on My Mum, Your Dad.

In the premiere episode, the interior decorator spoke to her date Simmo ‘Boss’ about grieving her past relationships. When Boss asked her to elaborate, she revealed that she found her husband dead in bed next to her.

“It was a Sunday morning… I got up and made a drink and came back to bed and I went to nudge him,” she said.

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Dani explained that he felt cold so she thought he had a fever but when she shook him “his whole body moved in one movement”.

“Everything just clicked, he just didn’t wake up. He had a cardiac arrest,” she added.

Dani’s son Brandon recalled the moment

Dani’s son Brandon watched the interaction between Boss and his mum from the bunker and explained what happened to the other sons and daughters.

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“I always still get that flash because it was just like any other normal day,” he began.

“The night before we were all just at the house having a normal family dinner just talking about work and plans for the future and then the next day getting ready for work and then Mum just starts screaming.”

Who was Paul Lyons?

Paul Lyons was a dual-Olympian and competed on Season 2 of Australian Ninja Warrior. He and Dani were together for six years before his death.

“He was the most incredible step-father to my kids,” Dani told Nine Entertainment.

He passed on the 8th of September 2019. Shortly after his death Fighting Lyons Fitness, where Paul was head coach, released an official statement.

“This morning, beloved head coach Paul Lyons passed away suddenly but peacefully in his sleep. We are still in shock,” part of it read.

My Mum Your Dad airs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.

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