Beloved Radio Personality Dies at Only 44, Leaves Behind Grieving Husband and Daughter

June 19, 2019Jun 19, 2019

Beloved BBC radio presenter Helen Legh has passed away at the age of 44. Helen died at Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes on Tuesday afternoon, according to confirmed reports.

Her sad passing comes four years after she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Her husband, Paul Green, shared the devastating news on Twitter.

He wrote, "Hello, this is Paul, Helen’s husband. I'm sorry to tell you Helen passed away at Willen Hospice yesterday afternoon. She's been peacefully asleep for much of the last 10 days or so, and wasn’t in pain."

"Her last afternoon was with her family and some of her many friends," he added. "We listened to A-ha, chatted and laughed. Exactly as Helen would have wanted it. Don’t be sad. Helen would want you to celebrate her life and how AMAZING she was. I'll announce her funeral details here when they've been arranged."

Helen presented breakfast on Horizon and BBC Three Counties Radio. She worked up until shortly before her death.

BBC Three Counties Radio also released a statement on Wednesday, saying: "It is with great sadness we inform you that Helen Legh passed away at Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes yesterday afternoon. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time. She was truly loved by everyone she worked with at BBC Three Counties Radio." Laura Moss, managing editor of the station, told the BBC: "Helen was a wonderful, compassionate and inspiring woman. A warm and experienced broadcaster, she was a much-loved colleague to us all. I shall treasure my fond memories of working with her and, of course, the copious cups of tea and cake we shared."

After her passing, people took to social media to remember her.

Prayers for her husband, family, friends, and fans as they mourn her passing. She was so young.