Thursday, June 18, 2020
We'll Meet Again singer, Dame Vera Lynn dies aged 103
Dame Vera Lynn has died today aged 103. Born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March, 1917 in East Ham, London, to a plumber father and a dressmaker mother, and became known as 'the Forces' sweetheart' in reference to her amazing popularity during the Second World War.
Her family said in a statement: "The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers at the age of 103.
"Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, passed away earlier today, 18 June 2020, surrounded by her close family."
Also known as the Queen's favourite singer, she’s most remembered for her songs We'll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and There’ll Always Be an England.