Deborah James, a British journalist, has died at the age of 40 after a battle with cancer

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Fans are saying a final farewell to Bowelbabe. 

British journalist Deborah James died peacefully on June 28 following a battle with bowel cancer, according to a statement shared on her Instagram account. According to the post, James died surrounded by her family.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James,”Read the message. It praised James. “the most amazing wife, daughter, sister [and] mummy.”

The touching tribute also hailed the BBC podcast host, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and documented her journey as BowelBabe on social media, as “an inspiration”For her charitable work in creating the BowelBabe Fund which raises funds to support cancer research and clinical trials.

“Deborah shared her experience with the world to raise awareness, break down barriers, challenge taboos and change the conversation around cancer,”This is the statement. “Even in her most challenging moments, her determination to raise money and awareness was inspiring.”