Vera Lynn, a British vocalist, whose songs were said to have helped raise morale in the World War II, has died at 103.


According to BBC, the family of the diseased broke the news of her passing in a statement on Thursday, describing her as “one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers.”

The statement added that the ‘We’ll Meet Again’ singer died while being surrounded by her close relatives. The family added that details on a memorial will be announced at a later date.

Born Vera Margaret Welch in 1917 in East Ham, she began performing at men’s clubs from the age of seven.


Dubbed the the forces’ sweetheart, Vera’s musical recordings and performances were largely popular during the Second World War where she gave concerts for the troops in Egypt and India.

Among other songs for which she was known for are ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ and ‘There’ll Always Be An England’.

While paying tributes to the late singer, Angela Rayner, Labour politician, called her “a beautiful person who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.”


Boris Johnson added: “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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