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Vera Lynn dead: Tributes paid to wartime icon giving 'us strength in the darkest times'

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The death of World War 2 singer Dame Vera Lynn at the age of 103 sparked widespread commotion, with celebrities and politicians paying tribute to the wartime icon. The family of Dame Vera Lynn, whose song We’ll Meet Again became an anthem of resilience during the war, confirmed she had passed away on Thursday. Historial Dr Helen Fry admitted to feeling “incredibly sad” at the news as she praised Dame Vera for her pivotal historic role.

Speaking to BBC News, Dr Fry said: “It’s incredibly sad. It doesn’t matter what age these veterans die, they still touch out heart.

“I felt a twinge of sadness, she’s a national icon.

“She gave hope and resilience she was the spirit of Churchill and she gave us strength in the darkest time of war.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the tributes to Dame Vera Lynn with a tweet saying: “Dame Vera Lynn’s charm and magical voice entranced and uplifted our country in some of our darkest hours.

“Her voice will live on to lift the hearts of generations to come.”

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