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Famous Cancer Campaigner, Dame Deborah James Dies Aged 40

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Famous Cancer Campaigner, Dame Deborah James Dies

Famous Cancer Campaigner, Dame Deborah James Dies Aged 40

The cancer campaigner, blogger, broadcaster and former teacher, Dame Deborah James, has died aged 40.

She had been receiving end-of-life care for bowel cancer at home and had raised millions for cancer research.

The host of the BBC’s You, Me and the Big C podcast was given a damehood in May in recognition of her fundraising.

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Dame Deborah, a mother of two, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016. Her family described her as “amazing” and an “inspiration”.

They announced her death in a post on her Instagram page. “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy,” it said.

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She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

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