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Prince William and Kate Middleton mourn the loss of Dame Deborah James

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Prince William and Kate Middleton mourn the loss of Dame Deborah James. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a message on Twitter on Wednesday, hours after it was confirmed that James had died at the age of 40 after a long battle with cancer.

“We are deeply saddened to hear the heartbreaking news about Dame Deborah,” the couple’s tweet read. “Our condolences are with his children, his family and his loved ones.”

William and Kate said: “Deborah was an inspirational and downright brave woman whose legacy will live on.”

James’ family announced the sad news of his passing on Instagram on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James, the most wonderful wife, daughter, sister, mother,” the statement began. “Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family.”

“Deborah, who many of you may know as Bowelbabe, was an inspiration and we are incredibly proud of her and her work and her endless efforts in charitable campaigns, fundraising and raising cancer awareness, touched so many lives,” the family continued, referring to Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK which “raises funds for research into clinical trials and personalized medicine for cancer patients and supports campaigns to raise awareness about bowel cancer.”

The statement praised James for sharing experiences with the world “in raising awareness, breaking down barriers, challenging taboos, and changing the conversation around cancer” that “even In his most challenging moments, his determination to raise funding and awareness was “inspiring.”

The family ended their post with a message that James wanted to share with his followers. “And a few final things from Deborah… ‘Find a life worth enjoying; Take risks; Love deeply; Have no regrets; And always, always hope rebel. And finally, check your poo—it’s just Could save your life,” he wrote.

James was first diagnosed with cancer in 2016, and in 2020, she revealed she was entering hospice care. “With my incredible family around me and focused on making sure I’m not in pain and spending time with them,” she wrote at the time, noting that “no one” knew That’s how much time he had left to live.

In May, Prince William visited James for “tea and champagne” and to talk oncology health.

“He not only spent a lot of time talking to my entire family, but also honored me with my damehood. It’s quite real to have a royal pope in the house, and yes you can imagine the cleanup antics and preparations went on in a big way Gone – but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and comforted us all,” James wrote alongside a series of happy photos from the royal visit. “He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as President of Royal Marsden. It was such a special day for my entire family, creating memories for a lifetime. He is welcome at any time !”

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