Racheal Bland,BBC news presenter and cancer blogger died at age two days after bidding ‘au revoir’ to friends. In a statement on the social media site on Monday afternoon, she wrote: “In the words of the legendary Frank S – I’m afraid the time has come my friends. And suddenly. I’m told I’ve only got days.
“It’s very surreal. Thank you so much for all the support I’ve received. Debs and Lozz will continue with the You Me and The Big C podcast. Au revoir my friends.“
She died this morning shortly after 3am,her husband Steve confirmed the news and told BBC:“Rachael’s death has left a huge hole in our perfect little family that we’ll never be able to fill.
“She was an incredibly talented broadcaster as well as a wonderful and much-loved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, wife and, most importantly to her, a mother to her precious little Freddie.
“We all take such huge comfort and pride from the amazing and tireless work she has done since her diagnosis to reduce the stigma around cancer and prove that it is possible to live life to the fullest even when facing huge challenges on a daily basis. At the end, even though her body was at its weakest, her voice was at its strongest and most powerful.
“Rachael was and will always be an incredible inspiration to everyone she met. To us, she was perfect in every way and we will miss her more than words can say.
“We just ask that everyone respects our family’s privacy as we try and come to terms with losing our beautiful girl.”
She was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and documented her cancer journey on her blog Big C Little Me. May her soul rest in peace.
She was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and documented her cancer journey on her blog Big C Little Me. She wed Steve in 2013 and have a son,Freddie.May her soul rest in peace.