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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Singer Dame Vera Lynn, The Forces' Sweetheart, Is Dead, Aged 103

                               Obituary: Dame Vera Lynn, a symbol of resilience and hope - BBC News
British singer and wartime heroine, Dame Vera Lynn has passed away at the age of 103.

The singer was popularly known as the Forces' Sweetheart because her songs helped raise morale in World War Two.

The singer's family confirmed she died on Thursday morning, June 18, surrounded by her close relatives.

"The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers at the age of 103," a statement said.

Her family said information on a memorial will be announced at a later date.

Dame Vera was best known for performing for the troops during World War Two in countries including India and Burma.

Mourning her, TV host Piers Morgan wrote: "Oh no.... what terribly sad news. Dame Vera Lynn has died, aged 103. A magnificent woman who rallied our country when we most needed it. The Forces Sweetheart. The Nation's sweetheart. RIP."


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