Dame Deborah James dies at 40 after 5-year bowel cancer battle

6/29/2022 4:01:00 PM

🎥 Dame Deborah James dies at 40 after 5-year bowel cancer battle:

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🎥 Dame Deborah James dies at 40 after 5-year bowel cancer battle:

Deborah James, 40, has sadly passed away after a five year battle with stage 4 bowel cancer.

The BBC podcast host was surrounded by her family in her final moments, a statement on her BowelBabe Instagram has confirmed, the Mirror reports.The post read: "Dame Deborah James. We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family.

READ MORE: Expert explains why cervical screening is important - and symptoms to look out for"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.

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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'

Dame Deborah James dies age 40 after cancer battleBBC podcast host and campaigner Deborah, known as Bowel Babe, sadly passed away after a five year battle with stage 4 bowel cancer Very sad news R I P Rip lovely lady so sad xoxo 😢

Five warning signs of bowel cancer as Dame Deborah James dies age 40As BowelBabe Deborah James dies age 40 after an inspiring campaign to raise awareness, an expert details the warning signs of bowel cancer - and it's not just older people who get it

Dame Deborah James: Cancer campaigner dies aged 40The host of the You, Me and the Big C podcast had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016. So sad to hear this. Such an inspirational woman. Thinking of her family and friends at this sad time ❤️ Go well 😢

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.

Cancer Campaigner And Podcast Host Dame Deborah James Dies, Aged 40The You, Me And The Big C host, also known as Bowel Babe, revealed she was receiving end of life care at home in May, six years after her diagnosis.

Dame Deborah James has died after a five year battle with stage 4 bowel cancer.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.After a five year battle with stage 4 bowel cancer Dame Deborah James has died at the age of 40, her family has announced.Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK (after lung cancer).

The BBC podcast host was surrounded by her family in her final moments, a statement on her BowelBabe Instagram has confirmed, the Mirror reports. The post read: "Dame Deborah James. The mother of two was awarded a damehood earlier this year for her campaign work, which helped raise millions to support others affected by cancer. We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. READ MORE: First GMP and now the Met is placed into special measures A statement posted by her family on Instagram said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family. “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. READ MORE: Expert explains why cervical screening is important - and symptoms to look out for "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. The family of Deborah, who was diagnosed in 2016, shared her final words as part of a statement.

"Deborah shared her experience with the world to raise awareness, break down barriers, challenge taboos and change the conversation around cancer. “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. Deborah shared her experience with the world to raise awareness, break down barriers, challenge taboos and change the conversation around cancer. Even in her most challenging moments, her determination to raise money and awareness was inspiring. "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 @bowelbabefund. Even in her most challenging moments, her determination to raise money and awareness was inspiring. "Thank you for playing your part in her journey, you are all incredible. Thank you for playing your part in her journey, you are all incredible." 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. Thank you for playing your part in her journey, you are all incredible. “Please go and see someone if you’re worried about anything that’s not normal for you,” she wrote on her Instagram post.

And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life.” x The mum leaves behind husband Sebastien and children Eloise, 12, and Hugo, 14. And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life.’” The former deputy headteacher was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and subsequently kept her nearly one million Instagram followers up to date with her treatments. Deborah had been fighting stage 4 bowel cancer since December 2016 and had documented her fight on social media – having inspired millions of fans. While the much-loved star had continued to maintain a positive outlook amid her cancer battle, the TV star took to social media in May to reveal that she no longer knew how long she had left as she opened up about her stage 4 cancer. She quickly gained a following sharing candid posts about her progress and diagnosis, including videos of her dancing her way through treatment. Deborah, who is behind the popular BBC podcast 'You, Me and the Big C', said that although she had been fighting her illness for five years, it was still not easy to accept and say goodbye. The trio, who were all former or current cancer patients, candidly discussed life with, treatment of and other topics relating to cancer. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with the disease - that’s over 42,000 people every year.

In her final weeks, the mum-of-two revealed she was receiving end-of-life care at her home in Surrey. “The tweet I never wanted to write,” she said on Twitter. She also had a private tour at the Chelsea Flower Show to see her rose, which The Harkness Rose Company named after her in tribute to the brave star in a 'lovely honour' which moved the dame to tears. It came after she was honoured with a damehood by Prince William – just a few days after she revealed her cancer fight had taken a turn for the worse. 5 years to prepare, doesn’t make it any easy. “The tweet I never wanted to write,” she said on Twitter. Dame Deborah told the BBC: "Flowers are a reminder of our future. We plant the seed not knowing what we might see grow. She was honoured with a damehood for her fundraising in May, which was personally conferred by Prince William over afternoon tea and champagne at her family home.” FIVE SIGNS TO BE AWARE OF The symptoms of bowel cancer can include: 1.

"Being around nature gives us a lift and it is a reminder that life continues to blossom, even in some of the hardest places, and brings a smile to all of our faces, even in the hardest of times – particularly mine.” After making the announcement, she set up the Bowelbabe Fund, which raised more than £6 million – more than 24 times her original target of £250,000." She added that she hopes one day the rose might feature in her daughter Eloise's wedding bouquet.” Dame Deborah later said she felt “honoured and shocked” to even be considered for the gong, which are usually handed out at official ceremonies at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. "It meant absolutely everything to me," she concluded. On May 17, Deborah announced she had written a book called How To Live When You Could Be Dead, saying she wanted to share "how to have a positive mindset when we are faced with life’s biggest challenges". This story is being updated Topics. In another surprise, her damehood was conferred by the the Duke of Cambridge, who joined her family for afternoon tea and champagne at home. In an emotional tweet, telling her followers the news about her prognosis, Deborah wrote: "The tweet I never wanted to write. Tell your doctor about any bleeding so they can find out what is causing it.

The time has come to say goodbye. "It has been five years to prepare, doesn’t make it any easy. Her first book, F*** You Cancer: How To Face The Big C, Live Your Life And Still Be Yourself, was published in 2018. "I’m under hospice at home care and I’m spending my time surrounded by my family. Please buy me a wine to see me out and raise vital funds." READ NEXT . Get exclusive celebrity and real life stories and straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter.