Craig Duncan, Interim CEO of Hospice UK said: "We are very sorry to hear of the death of Dame Deborah James, and send our condolences to her family and loved ones."


"Deborah's bravery and willingness to talk about her illness will have given many others in similar positions the strength to talk to their loved ones and discuss their own end of life care.  We know it's really important to have those difficult conversations with those closest to you, and we're incredibly grateful to Deborah for sharing her journey with bowel cancer.

"Deborah's openness about hospice care will go a long way to show what end of life care is really like, and help dispel worries people may have."