BBC Presenter Dies Two Days After Bidding ‘Goodbye’ On Social Media

Rachael BlandRachael Bland

A BBC presenter, , has died days after she revealed on Instagram that she has only a few more days to live.

The 40-year-old presenter died of breast cancer two years after she was diagnosed with the terminal disease.

Rachael Bland
Rachael Bland

In a trending post of the deceased, she revealed that her time had come.

Bland wrote, “In the words of the legendary Frank S – I’m afraid the time has come my friends. And suddenly. I’m told I’ve only got days. It’s very surreal. Thank you so much for all the support I’ve received.”

The deceased was also a host of “You, Me and the Big C” podcast, where she and two of her friends who suffer or have suffered the disease share their experiences.

Prior to her death, Bland was said to have been working on a memoir for her two-year-old son, Freddie, titled, “For Freddie”.

Confirming her death, her husband took to her Instagram page to announce her demise.

He wrote, “Our brave, beautiful, wonderful, courageous Rachael died peacefully this morning surrounded by her close family.

“We are all heartbroken and the hole she leaves in our perfect little family will never be filled.

“To everyone who took an interest in her story over the last two years, downloaded the awe-inspiring You, Me and the Big C podcast or sent her messages of support, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You’ll never know how much those messages meant to her and us.

“We’ll miss her so very much but we couldn’t be prouder of what she achieved in her 40 years, and we are genuinely comforted by the impact we know she had on so many lives. Thank you. Steve and Freddie xxx.”

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