Labour’s Tessa Jowell dies at 70 after cancer fight

Former Labour cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has died peacefully at the age of 70 after a battle with cancer, her family announced on Sunday. Dame Tessa was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year, and her family said she suffered a haemorrhage on Friday and had remained in a coma until her death on Saturday. The spokesman for Dame Tessa’s family said: “In addition to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in recent months doctors tried innovative new treatments which Tessa gladly embraced, but sadly the tumour recently progressed very quickly.”
Financial Times