Allison Hammond pays tribute to this morning’s favorite Heather Boone’s death of breast cancer, at the age of 41
A mother with breast cancer has died, which this morning brought my viewers to tears when she used a cash prize she won on the show to look back at her life.
Heather Boone, 41, from West Sussex, won the £1,000 prize after winning ITV Show Competition in June – Revealed to Host Alison Hammond She only had three months left to live at that time.
She appeared on This Morning three months later in August, revealing to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she used the money to plan her wake.
Lewis, one of Heather’s son, announced his mother’s death on her Instagram page today, and this morning presenter Alison Hammond led the tribute, saying that Heather is now “on her next journey.”
Heather Boone, 41, of West Sussex, who touched my viewers this morning in June by revealing she had three months to live, has passed away. Pictured during the Dosh of Your Doorstep competition with Alison Hammond, left
“After a long battle with cancer, my mom went last night in the most calm and peaceful way,” Lewis wrote.
My mom inspired a lot of people and will do for years to come. She always put others first and always stayed positive which kept the whole family going.
“On behalf of my mum, she was so grateful for the support everyone gave us last year as it kept her positive. After a long struggle she deserves relief. Sleep well Mum.”
“God bless Heather on her next trip now, and I am so honored to meet her. RIP Heather, wrote this morning by Alison Hammond.
Heather Boone, 40, from West Sussex, won the £1,000 cash prize after winning a contest on the ITV show in June and used the money to have a final farewell party with all her friends and family.
Proud mom: Heather is pictured with her two sons, ages 15 and 16. Louis, the eldest, announced her death on Instagram today
Although she knew, and she has said publicly that this day is coming – I personally feel very sad about it. Since following this page after viewing it this morning I have followed its journey. I send my deepest condolences to her family and friends.
One said: “So sad to hear this news.”
“Oh no. God bless her. Rip Heather. Another said.
Brave Heather surprised Allison Hammond at the Dosh On Your Doorstep contest before telling Allison about her battle against breast cancer and planning a farewell party for her loved ones.
Emotional viewers at home were touched by her heartbreaking story and courage, praising her as an inspiration.
Alison Hammond was among the people who paid tribute to Heather after her death was announced on Instagram
After presenter Alison, 46, surprised Heather with an appearance at her home, the mom then opened up about her tragic diagnosis and how she planned to live life to the full before she passed away.
It’s not clear if Alison was aware of the sad news before she visited the house.
I told Allison: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, then I got the all clear just before my 40th birthday and I thought things were back to normal and then I was told I had brain gauges so now I understand myself. Organizer
“I’ve been told I have three months to live, so I’m going to do a ‘Wake me up before I go, go’ party, a party before I die.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Heather celebrated her 40th birthday just two days ago and shared this photo on Instagram
Heather said the best part of the party was the “laughs” with her husband and sons, but she said she had to spend an entire day yesterday recovering in bed.
Then a worried Allison asked, “How do you continue to be optimistic about your children and your husband?”
Heather replied, “Because there’s no point in being melancholy, that’s what it is. If I was hoping it wouldn’t help my family or my husband or my kids. So I’m in the spontaneous mode right now.”
Then the former Big Brother star went to the audition, with Heather receiving £1,000.
And after admitting that she loves Craig David, the singer appeared via a video message wishing her a happy birthday and singing it with a song.
Brave: Heather surprised Alison at the Dosh on Your Doorstep contest before she told us about her battle against breast cancer and was planning a farewell party
Additionally, This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield revealed that they were giving Heather an extra £1,000, while it was later revealed that Heather had gained over 10,000 extra followers on Instagram since appearing on the show.
After calling in this morning with Eamonn and Ruth in August, Heather revealed that she had woken up, and that her health continued to deteriorate.
The mum, who told TODAY that her health has deteriorated further in the past few weeks, spent her prize money throwing a final farewell party with all her friends and family on Saturday.
She was hailed as an “inspiration” after telling hosts that her advice to viewers is that “life is too short” – with social media users saying the chat “definitely puts life right”.
Heather and her family kept her followers updated on her journey with cancer on Instagram.
They reveal that she met Craig David in person in late August at the Victoria Festival, with Heather remarking: “I may not live long but I’m making the best list.”