ITV This Morning’s resident agony aunt Denise Robertson died this morning.
The 83-year-old revealed last month that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Such sad news- our friend and colleague Denise Robertson has lost her short but determined battle against cancer. Full tribute at 10.30.
— This Morning (@itvthismorning) April 1, 2016
Last month, Robertson got This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford to read out a statement on her behalf.
The statement 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 has come as a surprise to me and my family but we know that many others have suffered and dealt with this condition and I don’t plan to give up without a fight.
“My doctor is referring me for chemotherapy and hopefully that will start soon.
“I’d like 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.”