Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103

Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. Picture: Decca/PA WireDame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. Picture: Decca/PA Wire
Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. Picture: Decca/PA Wire
DAME Vera Lynn has died aged 103, her family have announced.

In a statement, they 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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Known for hits such as ‘We’ll Meet Again’, the singer was dubbed the Forces’ Sweetheart.

Piers Morgan paid tribute to her on social media, writing: ‘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.’

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