Vera Lynn dead  – We'll Meet Again singer dies at age of 103, says family

Vera Lynn dead – We'll Meet Again singer dies at age of 103, says family

June 18, 2020

DAME Vera Lynn, the forces' sweetheart who kept the UK's morale up in World War Two, has passed away aged 103.

Vera, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, became a national hero with hits such as We'll Meet Again and White Cliffs of Dover.

In April, the Queen made a reference to Dame Vera's songs in her address to the nation about coronavirus lockdown, saying 'we will meet again'.

On turning 103 in March, Dame Vera said: "Thank you all for the kind gifts, cards and gestures I received to celebrate my birthday this year.

“0nce again, I am overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness and generosity, and am so grateful to you all for helping me to mark this milestone.

“I feel very fortunate to have reached 103, and my day will be made all the more special by hearing from people all around the world.

“Thank you also for your generosity towards my Charitable Trust as I care very much about the work it does and the donations received around my birthday are the best gift imaginable.”

Boris Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds tweeted that Dame Vera's death was "very sad", adding: "Will be playing her music here today. RIP."

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan tweeted: "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."

Her family said this morning the Forces' Sweetheart passed away.

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

"Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, passed away earlier today, 18 June 2020, surrounded by her close family."

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