Billy Draper is the son of Derek Draper who was an English political advisor and lobbyist. He was very close to his father who died on 5 January 2024 from related COVID-19 complications at the age of 56. His mother, Kate Garraway wrote on Instagram,
“I’m sad to have to tell you all that my darling husband Derek has passed away. As some of you may know he has been critically ill following a cardiac arrest in early December which, because of the damage inflicted by Covid in March 2020, led to further complications. Derek was surrounded by his family in his final days and I was by his side holding his hand throughout the last long hours and when he passed.
I have so much more to say, and of course I will do so in due course, but for now I just want to thank all the medical teams who fought so hard to save him and to make his final moments as comfortable and dignified as possible. Sending so much love and thanks to all of you who have so generously given our family so much support. Rest gently and peacefully now Derek, my love, I was so lucky to have you in my life.”
How Old is Billy Draper?
Billy Draper age is 14 years old, as of 2024. He was born in 2010 in Hammersmith and Fulham, London, United Kingdom. He has a sister named, Darcey Mary Draper, now 17 who has attended several red carpet events with her TV personality mum through the years.
Billy and Darcey both starred in Kate’s poignant Finding Derek documentary, which debuted a year after Derek’s initial Covid infection. Regarding her father, Darcey says in the documentary,
“I’ve never thought the worst. I’ve always thought he’s going to get better … but we really don’t know at all.”
Billy Draper relationship with his father
Billy Draper and his father Derek Draper used to frequently play Lego and also he’s learned how to spend time playing with the figurines on his own. Billy said,
“I built a [Lego house] by myself, before confirming that his dad was ‘very much’ like a ‘big kid’ when the two would spend time together. I really want him back but I don’t know if he’s going to get better or not.”