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28 December 2020 14:38

Michelle Mullane

TRIBUTES have been paid to former XFM and Key 103 radio presenter Michelle Mullane. Businesswoman and broadcaster Michelle, from Alderley Edge, was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in June last year after being rushed to hospital with severe stomach pains. Earlier this year she backed a campaign to help Cancer Research UK during the coronavirus pandemic - as fundraising events were cancelled across the country. Michelle, who was also a regular on BBC Radio Manchester, died on Christmas Eve. Comedian Jason Manford said: "Just found out my dear friend and ex-BBC Manchester presenter Michelle Mullane sadly passed away on Christmas Eve. Speaking earlier this year about her diagnosis in 2019, Michelle said: "I never in a million years thought I'd have cancer; it was the furthest thing from my mind. She said: "The room filled up with people and that's when the doctors told me I had incurable bowel cancer.

Michelle Mullane has tragically died following her battle with bowel cancer at the age of 50. The former BBC Radio Manchester and XFM radio presenter sadly passed away on Christmas Eve after bravely battling stage 4 bowel cancer for over a year. The sad news was confirmed by her close friend Jason Manford, who shared a touching tribute to Michelle on social media. Last year, Michelle had been rushed to hospital in June with agonising stomach pains before being told she had six months to live without treatment. Despite the diagnosis, the radio star and mum from Alderley Edge continued to raise money for Cancer Research UK as she faced the incurable cancer.

Tributes have flooded in for Michelle after news of her death following a brave battle with cancer. Jason Manford wrote: "Just found out my dear friend and ex-BBC Manchester presenter Michelle Mullane sadly passed away on Christmas Eve," he wrote. Elaine Willcox wrote: "So sad to hear Michelle Mullane died on Christmas Eve. She was a brilliant broadcaster & wonderful friend to our dear Tony Morris. Michelle had opened up about her devastating cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Michelle Mullane has died after a year-long battle with bowel cancer (Picture: Instagram) Former BBC Radio Manchester presenter and XFM host Michelle Mullane has died after a year-long battle with stage four bowel cancer.

Mullane, who also presented Key 103, died on Christmas Eve, comedian Jason Manford said on Twitter. In a tribute to his close friend, he wrote: 'I have so many fond memories of Michelle from when I was starting out in stand up in the late 90s. 'She was an incredible supporter of new talent and gave a leg up to so many of us northern comedians at a time where it felt like if you weren't in London, you didn't stand a chance. Earlier this year the radio star had supported a campaign to help Cancer Research UK during the pandemic. On December 19 she posted a video of herself with her daughter watching friends sing Christmas carols outside her home.

Ex-BBC and XFM radio host Michelle Mullane has died at the age of 50. The media personality tragically lost her battle against stage four bowel cancer on Christmas Eve, having been fighting the disease for over a year. When initially diagnosed, in June 2019, Michelle was told she would only live for six further months, but battled through for 18 months instead, with the help of treatment. Tragic loss: Ex-BBC and XFM radio host Michelle Mullane has died at the age of 50 Just a week ago, she shared a touching video to Instagram, which she shot from her bedroom window, of her friends gathered outside her house singing Christmas carols up to her. She reported last week that the pain was 'finally under control', but sadly died the night before Christmas. Her close friend, comedian Jason Manford, shared a touching tribute to Michelle on social media, three days after her death. Brave til the end: The media personality tragically lost her battle against stage four bowel cancer on Christmas Eve, having been fighting the disease for over a year He wrote: 'Just found out my dear friend and ex-BBC Manchester presenter Michelle Mullane sadly passed away on Christmas Eve. Friends til the end: Just a week ago, she shared a touching video to Instagram, which she shot from her bedroom window, of her friends gathered outside her house singing Christmas carols up to her Emotional: Her final post saw her tearfully filming her friends as they sang up to her, while she watched with Liv from her bedroom window ahead of Christmas 'She was an incredible supporter of new talent and gave a leg up to so many of us northern comedians at a time where it felt like if you weren't in London, you didn't stand a chance. 'The second we are able to, I will 100% make sure this happens in your name Michelle!' [sic] Wonderful woman: She bravely raised money for Cancer Research UK throughout her battle and wrote about her treatment on her personal blog SK9 Cheshire She bravely raised money for Cancer Research UK throughout her battle and wrote about her treatment on her personal blog SK9 Cheshire. Tribute: Her close friend, comedian Jason Manford, shared a touching tribute to Michelle on social media, three days after her death Her final post saw her tearfully filming her friends as they sang up to her, while she watched with Liv from her bedroom window ahead of Christmas. Daughter Liv announced the tragic news with a heartbreaking post on Instagram. Michelle dies at the East Cheshire Hospice on Christmas Eve, with hundreds of tributes flooding in since. Gone too soon: Michelle was mother to Liv Winter, 23, and lived in Alderly Edge 'My mum made it her mission to fight cancer with a positive attitude filled with faith and strength publicly sharing her story in the hope to help others around the world, she did exactly that - with that in mind, please take this time after reading the post to hug your loved ones, enjoy each moment (even the ones over looked), drink that wine! Last week: In her final Instagram posts, she documented the double blood transfusion she was undergoing, thanking those who donate blood and branding them 'lifesaving for so many'