Journalist and Educator, Dame Deborah James, dies from bowel cancer, 40

Journalist and Educator, Dame Deborah James, dies from bowel cancer, 40

Dame Deborah James, an English journalist, educator, podcast host, and charity activist from London, helped bring attention to bowel cancer and raise money for research and life-saving treatments.

Dame Deborah James’s Cause of Death, Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research  

After fighting stage 4 bowel cancer for five years, cancer advocate Dame Deborah James passed away at the age of 40.

Her family announced her passing in a touching post on social media.

In a message posted online, her relatives spoke out. “We regret to inform you of the passing of Dame Deborah James, the most incredible mother, wife, daughter, and sister. Today, Deborah passed away quietly as her loved ones were by her side.

Deborah, better known to many of you as Bowelbabe, was an inspiration, and we are very proud of her work and dedication to charitable campaigning, fundraising, and the never-ending efforts she made to spread awareness of cancer that affected so many people “They composed.

Dame James Battle with Cancer and Fund Raising

She received her diagnosis of incurable bowel cancer in 2016 and after having numerous treatments, she stated that her cancer is incurable up until June 2021 because the medications she was relying on were no longer working. Her condition was updated on social media in May 2022 by James, who wrote that she was receiving hospice care at home and that “her body just couldn’t go longer.” Over £3 million was raised for her campaign, the Bowelbabe Fund, in less than 48 hours after she posted it.

Deborah James only brought bowel cancer to awareness, but the money she raised would support research and life-saving treatments. In May 2022, James rose to fame after establishing a cancer fund that raised £1.5 million in just one day. She manages to raise nearly £7 million to the time of her death.

Dame Deborah James Age, Family, Early Life

Dame Deborah James was born on October 1, 1981. She was 40 years old at the time of her death. She was born and raised in London, United Kingdom. Dame was the daughter of Heather and Alistair James.

dame deborah james family

However, we do not know much about them as nothing about them is explored on her Wikipedia page. She used to live in her parent’s house at the time of her death.

Dame Deborah James’s Career, What was her Profession?

Dames worked as a deputy head teacher at Salesian School in Chertsey before moving on to the Matthew Arnold School in Staines-upon-Thames, where she worked until her diagnosis with bowel cancer. She began her career as a journalist and columnist for The Sun, where she detailed her cancer journey. In March 2018, she began hosting the BBC Radio 5 podcast You, Me, and the Big C. In October 2018, she published her book F*** You Cancer: How to Face the Big C, Live Your Life, and Still Be Yourself.

Which school and college did She go to?

She attended Salesian School in Chertsey and afterward attended the University of Exeter to study economics.

Dame Deborah James Net Worth, How much does she earn?

At the time of writing, it is impossible to assess her net worth no information about her or her earnings has been made public.

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Dame Deborah James Husband, What about her relationship?

She was a married woman and she was married to her husband  Sebastein Bowen with whom she shares two children. They are  Hugo who is her 14-year-old son and she also has a daughter named Eloise who is 12 years old.

dame deborah james husband

Was She available on any social media platforms?

She was available on Facebook and Instagram with  96K+ and  1M+ followers respectively.

Physical Appearance of Dame Deborah James’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourLight Brown
Eye ColourBrown
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Dame Deborah James’s should be known

NationalityUnited Kingdom
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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseSebastein Bowen