Tributes are flooding in for the 'inspirational' podcaster and cancer campaigner Deborah James who died 'peacefully' on Tuesday
Podcaster and cancer campaigner's candid posts about her progress and diagnosis, including videos of her dancing her way through treatment, won praise from the public and media alike.
Wednesday 29 June 2022 01:49, UK Why you can trust Sky News Tributes are flooding in for the"inspirational" podcaster and cancer campaigner Deborah James who died"peacefully" on Tuesday.The family added that they wanted to grieve in private together but want to continue her legacy via the Bowelbabe Fund.Uncategorized Deborah James: BBC podcaster and bowel cancer campaigner has died aged 40, her family confirms In a statement announcing her death, Dame Deborah’s family described her as an “inspiration” Dame Deborah James at the Royal Ascot 2022 earlier this month (Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Royal Ascot) By June 28, 2022 9:15 pm (Updated 9:45 pm) BBC podcaster Dame Deborah James, whose frank accounts of life with bowel cancer sparked millions in donations, has died aged 40, her family has confirmed.In an inspiring final message posted to Instagram by her family, cancer campaigner Dame Deborah James has called on people to ’find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope.
The former deputy headteacher, 40, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and fiercely campaigned to raise awareness of the condition on social media, through charities and BBC podcast You, Me and The Big C.James' family, figures from the entertainment industry, politics and beyond have paid tribute to the podcaster."And a few final things from Deborah…“find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope.Read more: Deborah James passes away aged 40 A statement posted by her family on her Instagram account said:"We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy.In a statement announcing her death on her Bowelbabe Instagram on Tuesday evening, Dame Deborah’s family described her as an “inspiration”.Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family." x" Dame Deborah was a former deputy headteacher and podcaster who gained more than 900,000 followers on social media.It added a final message from Deborah which said:"Find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope.READ MORE: Dame Deborah James dies age 40 from cancer - latest tributes to 'extraordinary campaigner Tonight her family released a moving statement announcing her death and passing on some final thoughts from Dame Deborah.
And finally, check your poo - it could just save your life.I’m terribly saddened to hear that Dame Deborah James has died.“Deborah, who many of you will know as Bowelbabe, was an inspiration and we are incredibly proud of her and her work and commitment to charitable campaigning, fundraising and her endless efforts to raise awareness of cancer that touched so many lives." James' mother Heather said her heart is"broken" following the death of her daughter and wrote:"My heart is broken.Love you forever.The awareness she brought to bowel cancer and the research her campaigning has funded will be her enduring legacy.".“We thank you for giving us time in private as a family, and we look forward to continuing Deborah’s legacy long into the future through the Bowelbabe Fund.
Hero! RIP ❤️
Beloved podcaster Deborah James dies aged 40 after bowel cancer battleDeborah James, the beloved podcast host who chronicled her battle with bowel cancer, has died A fabulous woman. RIP Deborah. Sad news. Very, very sad. Thoughts with Deborah’s family, friends and all who have loved and appreciated her work regarding cancer, care and things that truly matter.
BBC podcaster and campaigner Deborah James has died aged 40, her family confirmsIn a statement announcing her death, Dame Deborah's family described her as an 'inspiration'
'Love deeply and have no regrets' - Dame Deborah James' inspiring final messageTributes are pouring in for the inspirational cancer campaigner Dame Deborah James who has died age 40
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Deborah James ‘taught us how to live and how to die’'She had this incredible zest for life, even in the face of her own death' Friends and colleagues pay tribute to podcast host and cancer campaigner, Deborah James, who has died aged 40 An inspiration! Oh bless her. Sincere condolences to her family and friends 🤗 Rest in peace Deborah 🙏🙏❤️❤️
'The most amazing mummy': Tributes to Deborah James - BBC News'She turned her bowel cancer diagnosis into an incredible force for good and... will have saved countless lives' Tributes paid to cancer campaigner and podcast host Dame Deborah James, who has died aged 40 Rest in Peace health warrior.🌹🌹🌹🌹❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹 May she Rest In Peace …and she will, because she was amazing ❤️🙏 ❤️