Dame Deborah Anne James was an English journalist, educator, podcast host, and charity campaigner from London.
She was born on October 1, 1981, in London, United Kingdom.
She was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer in 2016 and went on to host the You, Me and the Big C podcast on BBC Radio 5 Live about her struggles with her illness.
Deborah was a deputy head teacher specializing in computer science and e-learning at Salesian School, Chertsey, and later moved to the Matthew Arnold School in Staines-upon-Thames where she worked up until her diagnosis with bowel cancer.
She began working as a journalist and columnist for The Sun, detailing her cancer journey.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson described her as, “an absolute inspiration” and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a statement, “Deborah was an inspirational and unfalteringly brave woman whose legacy will live on.”
Dame Deborah James Children: Meet Her Son And Daughter
Dame Deborah James had two children: a 14-year-old son Hugo and a daughter called Eloise, 12.
Sebastien Bowen, a banker who works for Pomona Capital, is their father.
Their parents celebrated 13 years of marriage in September 2021. It is not known how the couple initially met.
Deborah died from cancer on June 28, 2022, at the age of 40.