Jilly Cooper’s husband Leo dies at Bisley home

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THE husband of best-selling novelist Jilly Cooper has died aged 79.

Leo Cooper, a publisher of military histories, died peacefully at the couple's home in Bisley on Friday.

He had gradually lost his independence after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease more than a decade ago.

In interviews novelist Cooper insisted she would not put her husband in a care home and said she would carry on working to cover the care bills.

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