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Emmerdale's Laurel is by Ashley's side as her husband dies

Ashley Thomas, Laurel Thomas
Laurel is by Ashley's side, at home, when her husband passes away.

Laurel brings Ashley home to spend his last days at home as she's told her husband has days to live.

With Ashley having been diagnosed with pneumonia, Laurel is desperately hoping her husband will make a recovery. But the devoted wife is sent reeling when a doctor informs her that Ashley has just days to live. After being told to prepare for the worst, Laurel brings Ashley home to Mulberry Cottage to make his last few days as comfortable and as soothing as possible.

As Ashley's friends visit to say goodbye to their dear friend, his daughter Gabby resents not being able to spend time along with her father. All too soon, Ashley passes away with his devastated wife by his side...

Ashley Thomas, Laurel Thomas

Laurel is by Ashley's side, at home, when her husband passes away.

Laurel is by Ashley's side, at home, when her husband passes away.

Ashley Thomas, Laurel Thomas

Laurel is by Ashley's side, at home, when her husband passes away.

Laurel is by Ashley's side, at home, when her husband passes away.

Doug Potts, Laurel Thomas

Earlier on, with Ashley having been diagnosed with pneumonia, Laurel's hoping he'll recover. But a medic tells her her husband has just days to live. (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Earlier on, with Ashley having been diagnosed with pneumonia, Laurel's hoping he'll recover. But a medic tells her her husband has just days to live.

Gabby Thomas, Jacob Gallagher

Gabby turns to her friend Jacob for support.

Gabby turns to her friend Jacob for support.

Laurel Thomas, Gabby Thomas, Bernice Blackstock

Laurel has decided Ashley should spend his last days at home with his loved ones.

Laurel has decided Ashley should spend his last days at home with his loved ones.

Laurel Thomas, Gabby Thomas, Bernice Blackstock

But Gabby just wants time alone with his dad and resents all the visitors. Will she get her chance to say goodbye? Watch Emmerdale on ITV from Monday 3 April.

But Gabby just wants time alone with his dad and resents all the visitors. Will she get her chance to say goodbye? Watch Emmerdale on ITV from Monday 3 April.