Dame Vera Lynn dies aged 103, her family confirms

Megan Sutton
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From Good Housekeeping

Dame Vera Lynn, the iconic singer whose music raised morale during World War Two, has died at the age of 103.

The singer's family confirmed she passed away on Thursday morning (18 June) surrounded by her close relatives.

"The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers at the age of 103," a statement said.

"Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, passed away earlier today, 18 June 2020, surrounded by her close family."

Photo credit: David Redfern - Getty Images

While Dame Vera is perhaps best known for boosting the morale of troops and their families in wartime, her music is still celebrated to this day.

The Queen recently referenced the title of one of Dame Vera's most poignant wartime songs when she addressed the country in lockdown, saying: "We will meet again."

Dame Vera is also remembered for singing The White Cliffs Of Dover, There'll Always Be An England, I'll Be Seeing You, Wishing and If Only I Had Wings.

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