When Alan Greaves' widow Maureen was first told he was in hospital she thought he had suffered a fall - but at his bedside she realised the truth.
Mrs Greaves told ITV News: "It registered as soon as I saw him..I knew he wasn't going to survive".
She also said her biggest regret is that she never got say goodbye to her husband.
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