Deborah James’ family post sweet video of her dancing in the sunset to say farewell

Deborah James’ family post sweet video of her dancing in the sunset to say farewell

Deborah James’ family post sweet video of her dancing in the sunset to say farewell

Deborah James’ death was confirmed by her family on Tuesday evening after the star had battled with stage four bowel cancer since 2016

Deborah James has died aged 40

Deborah James has died aged 40

Image: Bowelbabe/Instagram)


Dame Deborah James’ family said an emotional farewell to the BBC star on Tuesday evening by posting a sweet video of her dancing in the sunset following her death.

The brave presenter had been battling stage four bowel cancer for five years and passed away on Tuesday surrounded by her beloved family.

The inspirational Bowel Babe as she had became affectionately known was aged just 40.

As well as a photo of the star smiling in front of a stunning ocean back drop, her family uploaded a heartwarming video of her twirling on a balcony while the sun went down.

She looked beautiful in a floaty white dress with a striped belt as she showcased ballet-style moves with a huge smile on her face.

Deborah James’ family posted the sweet video of her dancing


( Bowelbabe/Instagram)

The Dame seemed to be loving her time in front of the sunset


( Bowelbabe/Instagram)

Alongside the upload, her family wrote a lengthy caption which began: “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.

“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.”

They continued to thank the public for playing a part in her journey and vowed to continue to build her legacy through the Bowel Babe Fund.

The post concluded with a message they said Deborah had wanted to share, which read: “Find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope. And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life.” x

Stars and fans flocked to the comments section of the post to pay their respects.

Among those leaving words of condolence was presenter Chessie King Carter, who wrote: “This is absolutely heartbreaking, we all adore you Deborah, you have made an everlasting impact on the entire world. Thank you for everything.”

Deborah’s family uploaded the video of her dancing while confirming her death


( Bowelbabe/Instagram)

Dame Deborah had previously paid tribute to her mother


( Deborah James/Instagram)

Olympian Rebecca Adlington also penned: “Rest in peace. Thoughts are with all your family and friends x”

And Stacey Solomon said: “Thank you for everything you done Deborah. What an incredible legacy you’ve left. Rest in peace Deborah.”

Deborah had been documenting her fight with the disease on social media and was the voice behind the popular BBC podcast You, Me and the Big C.

Deborah James and her children (left to right) Eloise and Hugo

Deborah James and Sebastien Bowen


( Dave Benett/Getty Images for JW Marriott Grosvenor House London)

She had admitted that while she had been fighting the illness for five years, it still wasn’t easy to accept and say goodbye.

In her final weeks, the mum-of-two had shared the heartbreaking news that she was receiving end-of-life care at her home in Surrey.

She leaves behind husband Sebastien and children Eloise, 12, and Hugo, 14.

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