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Deborah James, UK Cancer Campaigner Dies At Age 40

Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died..

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Deborah James

Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died. She was 40.

James hosted a BBC podcast called “You, Me and The Big C” in which she spoke in a no-nonsense approach about living with bowel cancer. Her candid social media posts about her diagnosis and treatment, including videos of her dancing, garnered praise from the public.

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She was diagnosed in 2016 and revealed in May that she was receiving end-of-life care at her parents’ home in Woking in southern England.

She died Tuesday surrounded by her family, including her husband and their two children, according to a family statement posted on Instagram.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. Deborah passed away peacefully,” the statement said.

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