British music legend Vera Lynn has died aged 103.
The beloved singer, known the Forces’ Sweetheart, whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, passed away on Thursday, June 18 morning 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, reported BBC News.
Dame Vera was best known for performing for the troops during World War Two in countries including India and Burma.
The singer’s hits include “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again”, which was recently referenced by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in a national address amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Vera recently teamed up with classical singer Katherine Jenkins on a new charity version of the song, with funds going to charities supporting Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).