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.
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.
She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.