Tributes for Dame Deborah James began pouring in when her family announced her death at the age of 40.
James was the presenter of the BBC podcast You, me and the big C. After her initial diagnosis in 2016, James received a final prognosis for her colon cancer earlier this year.
In her final weeks, she managed to raise millions of pounds for research and was made a Dame for her “tireless” work raising awareness of the disease. She was decorated with the dignity of a lady by the Queen last month, days before moving into hospice care.
Following news of her death on Tuesday (June 28), fans and public figures took to social media to express their condolences and memories.
This morning Host Alison Hammond wrote to her followers: “Such sad news,” she said. “RIP Lady Deborah James! Condolences to her family.”
ITV news anchor Charlene White wrote on Twitter: “Cancer is garbage. To be a kid who loses a parent to the garbage of cancer. Being a kid watching a parent die of cancer is garbage.
“In the midst of all this, Dame Deborah has educated millions on the reality of cancer. I’m honored to have shared the fight with her. Thanks
“Such a wonderful woman who has moved so much,” wrote journalist Lucrezia Millarini.
first date Star Fred Sirieix tweeted: “Deborah James has passed away. Poor thing. REST IN PEACE.”
Meanwhile, Rylan simply shared the words “Deborah James” with a heart emoji.
Influencer Grace Victory shared a message with the cancer activist, which read: “Dame Deborah James your legacy will live on. Sleep calmly.”
Dame Deborah James is survived by her husband Sebastian Bowen and their two children.
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