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Subject: This Morning agony aunt Denise Robertson dies

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:59 am

Denise Robertson, resident agony aunt for ITV's This Morning, has died aged 83.

She revealed in February that she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The programme posted the news on its Twitter account, writing: "Such sad news - our friend and colleague Denise Robertson has lost her short but determined battle against cancer."

Robertson, from Sunderland, had been with the programme since it began in 1988.

Robertson's family said in a statement read out on Friday's show that it was "with the deepest possible sorrow" they announced the passing of "a very great lady".

"The world has lost an extraordinary woman," they said.

Subject: Re: This Morning agony aunt Denise Robertson dies

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 2:15 pm

Family, friends and fellow TV presenters have bid farewell to agony aunt Denise Robertson. Ms Robertson, from Sunderland, who died aged 83 from pancreatic cancer on 31 March, had been with ITV's This Morning since it began in 1988. Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, and Eamonn Holmes were among those at the funeral at Sunderland Minster. Applause broke out in the street outside as the coffin was driven away afterwards for a private burial. The hour-long service was led by the Rev Canon Sheila Bamber. Before the funeral, Phillip Schofield said: "This Morning is such a family show and she was the matriarch.

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