Dame Deborah James’ widower, Sebastien, has revealed particulars of the most cancers campaigner and podcast host’s final moments earlier than she died.
James died in June aged 40, six years after being recognized with bowel most cancers.
During her remaining months, James was honoured with a damehood that was offered to her by the Duke of Cambridge at her household house.
She additionally opened the Bowel Babe Fund to boost cash for most cancers analysis. Donations to the fund surpasssed £7m following her dying.
In a brand new interview with The Sun, her husband mentioned James had handed away peacefully whereas holding his hand.
Describing their remaining moments collectively, Sebastien mentioned: “I kissed her on the head. I told her how much I loved her, that I would look after the kids and the last thing I said to her was that I was so proud of her.
“Then she slipped away. She had an incredibly peaceful death, if there was a way to die well, then she managed it. At the very end, it was quite spiritual.”
James and Sebastien married in 2008 and have two kids collectively, a son named Hugo, 14, and a daughter named Eloise, 12.
An intimate funeral for James befell at St Mary’s Church in Barnes, west London on 20 July, throughout which Sebastien and Hugo had been seen carrying her coffin.
The service was attended by household and pals, together with celebrities Lorraine Kelly and Giovanna Fletcher.
Kelly later revealed that James had deliberate her personal funeral earlier than her dying.
“She is remarkable. It was beautiful, so beautiful, such a celebration of an amazing, amazing woman,” Kelly mentioned throughout an look on Good Morning Britain.
“There were a lot of tears and there really was genuinely a lot of laughs too, so it was great. She planned it all and it was perfection, as you would expect.”