BBC presenter Rachael Bland has died. She died today aged 40 after an inspirational public battle with cancer.
The mother-of-one, who was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2016, moved thousands of people who hailed her bravery and dignity as she fought terminal illness.
On Monday she told the world she only had days to live and announced the heartbreaking final arrangements made for her family as she bravely faced death.
Rachael poignantly revealed she had wrapped 18 years’ worth of birthday presents for three-year-old son Freddie so he had a gift from her until he was 21. But it is not yet known if she was able to finish her memoirs – simply called ‘For Freddie’ – which she had written just for him so he could remember her.
It’s beyond sad. May her soul rest in peace.