Heather Bone, This Morning guest competition winner is reportedly dead at 41, after losing her battle with cancer.
Tragically, her death came few weeks after she appeared on the daytime TV show to share her happiness at winning a prize.
Her demise was confirmed by her son via an Instagram account set up to document Heather’s cancer battle.
It read, “After a long battle with cancer, Mum went in the most peaceful and perfect way last night.
“Mum inspired so many people and will do for years to come, she always put others first and ALWAYS stayed positive which kept the whole family going.
“On behalf of Mum she was so grateful of the support everyone gave us the past year as it kept her positive. After suffering for so long she deserves a rest. Sleep tight Mum.”
On the reception of ugly news, fellow star Alission Hammond was the first to comment: “God bless Heather on her next journey now, I’m so honoured to have met her. RIP Heather.”
Bone was diagnosed with inflammatory cancer in 2019 and she was given the all-clear last year, 2020. But earlier this year, she was informed that the cancer had returned in her brain and that she had months to live.
After Bone won £1,000 in the ITV show’s Dosh On Your Doorstep competition,the TV station donated a further £1,000 to her after she revealed she had been given three months to live.
Later in August, Bone came back on the show via video call, and she told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she spent the money on her own wake, called a Wake Before I Go Go party.
“It went fantastic, everyone turned up in wigs, it was nice to see people I haven’t seen for quite a long time and then trying to find out who’s under that wig. That was really really nice.
“It was everything all mixed up, it was emotional, it was happy, it was nice to see work friends I haven’t seen for a while. It was really nice. Yesterday I spent the whole day in bed.”, Bone told the Hosts of the show.
Heather was the mother of two sons aged 15 and 16.
She married husband David in 2012, and This Morning paid for the ceremony in 2018.