Denise Robertson: This Morning Agony Aunt Dies

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 2:14 PM

The 83-year-old told viewers in Feb that she'd been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but planned to return to the sofa.

Denise Robertson: This Morning Agony Aunt Dies

Denise Robertson, the agony aunt for ITV's This Morning programme, has died after a brief battle with cancer.

The show confirmed the 83-year-old had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

The programme posted the news on its official Twitter account, writing: "Such dreary news - our companion and colleague Denise Robertson has lost her brief but determined battle against cancer."

In mid-February Robertson issued a statement announcing her absence from the show.

This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford read a message from her which said: "I'm sorry I've not been around for a couple of weeks but a persistent health issue has turned into something quite a lot bigger. I've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

"It's arrive as a astonishment to me and my family but we know that many others have suffered and dealt with this condition and I don't map to give up without a fight.

"My Dr is referring me for chemotherapy and hopefully that'll start soon.

"I'd love to thank all the lovely viewers of This Morning who have been concerned about my health recently and I hope I'll be back on the sofa soon."

Robertson, from Sunderland, had been on the programme since it began in 1988.

Presenter Phillip Schofield paid tribute to her on Twitter, describing his colleague as "kind, thoughtful, caring & wonderful".

Robertson also had her own advice website and wrote a column for Candis magazine.

Her popularity on This Morning led to her being offered her own TV indicate in two-thousandth, called Dear Denise.

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