BBC Radio presenter Helen Legh has passed away

BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Helen Legh has died at the age of 44.

Helen passed away at Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes yesterday afternoon, four years after she was diagnosed with brain cancer.

She presented the breakfast show on BBC Three Counties from 2007 to 2012 and the Sunday breakfast show up until 2018.

Helen was given just months to live following the discovery of a brain tumour in 2014 and had recently been undergoing some experimental brain surgery.

Her journey has been documented since diagnosis here.

BBC Three Counties Radio informed listeners in their 8am news bulletin this morning, Wednesday 19 June. They also posted a statement on social media, 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.”

Helen leaves behind her husband Paul and daughter Matilda.

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