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Dame Vera Lynn: Forces’ Sweetheart dies aged 103

Dame Vera Lynn: Forces’ Sweetheart dies aged 103

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Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103.The singer's family confirmed she died on Thursday 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.Dame Vera was best known for performing for the troops during WW2 in countries including India and Egypt.Her family said information on a memorial will be announced at a later date. Obituary: Dame Vera Lynn, a symbol of resilience and hope In pictures: Dame Vera Lynn's life and career Ahead of the 75th anniversary of VE Day in May, Dame Vera spoke about the bravery and sacrifice that characterised the wartime nation.Last mon...
Fundraiser Tom Moore knocks Dame Vera Lynn off iTunes top spot

Fundraiser Tom Moore knocks Dame Vera Lynn off iTunes top spot

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Captain Tom Moore's charity single You'll Never Walk Alone has gone to number one in the iTunes chart.The track, which the 99-year-old fundraiser recorded with Michael Ball, has pushed Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins' duet of We'll Meet Again to number two. [embedded content] The 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein song will raise money for the NHS, alongside Captain Moore's ongoing walking appeal.The well-known Carousel number has become an anthem for medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic.The new version features an introduction from Captain Moore, who said: "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark. ...
Loretta Lynn breaks hip, has surgery

Loretta Lynn breaks hip, has surgery

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Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Country music star Loretta Lynn was recovering at her Tennessee home after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, her representatives announced Monday.Her website said the "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer fractured her hip in a fall at her home."She is doing well and thanks all her fans for their thoughts and prayers," a statement on the site said.Lynn's sister, fellow singer Crystal Gale, asked for her fans to send their "love and prayers" to Lynn."I was with Loretta yesterday," she wrote on a post on Instagram. "She is in good spirits and is doing as well as can be expected with this type of injury."Lynn's surgery comes six months after she had a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com