British journalist and presenter Deborah James He passed away this Tuesday, June 28, at the age of 40. The news was confirmed by the BBC’s face family, and was also shared by the UK’s public television station.
Deborah’s battle with bowel cancer became known all over the world, especially after a journalist created her A support and charitable fund, aimed at helping other people with incurable diseases. About 48 hours after James came up with the idea, the presenter It has already raised more than 2 million euros.
The family wrote on their official Instagram account:We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Deborah James: the most wonderful wife, daughter, sister and mother. Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by family‘, he begins by saying.
“Deborah shared her experience with the world to raise awareness, break down barriers, challenge taboos, and change the conversation about cancer.. Even in her toughest moments, her determination to raise money was inspiring. We now appreciate the family’s humility, and look forward to continuing Deborah’s legacy into the future through the BowelBabe Fund.‘, they point out.
Also on Instagram, TV station Deborah wrote: “Our colleague and friend Deborah James is gone. She managed to create an incredible legacy, break taboos, and raise awareness for bowel cancer. We are broken and our thoughts are with your family.“.
Deborah James entered palliative care, with advanced cancer, on May 10 this year, after months of battling the disease.
“Proud coffee junkie. Gamer. Hardcore introvert. Social media trailblazer.”