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A former radio host who died after battling colon cancer was honored

Michelle Mullane, 50, worked for XFM and Key 103 and has made regular appearances on BBC Radio Manchester throughout her career

The mother of one child who lived in Alderly Edge was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer last June after being hospitalized with severe stomach pain

Her heartbroken daughter Liv Winter, 23, announced that her mother had passed away on Christmas Eve at the East Cheshire Hospice

Since then, hundreds of people – including former colleagues and celebrities like Jason Manford – have paid tribute to Michelle

“She was on the 24th December around 9am peaceful and graceful at the East Cheshire Hospice30pm

“My mom made it her business to fight cancer with a positive attitude, full of faith and strength, and publicly sharing her story in hopes of helping others around the world

“She did just that. With that in mind, after reading this post, please take the time to hug your loved ones, enjoy every moment (including those that have been overlooked) and drink this wine!”

Earlier this year, Michelle supported a campaign to raise funds for Cancer Research UK during the coronavirus pandemic

Comedian Jason Manford, who led the honors on social media, wrote, “I just found out that my dear friend and ex-BBC presenter Michelle Mullane sadly passed away on Christmas Eve

“I have so many fond memories of Michelle when I started standing up in the late 90s

“Michelle was the first person to put me on the air, and we spent many evenings laughing, flirting, and joking over beers; on and off”

He added, “She has been an incredible supporter of new talent, giving so many of us northern comedians a leg at a time when it felt like you weren’t in London, you didn’t stand a chance

“She will be missed very much by so many people, not least her little daughter Liv. She just sent me a message the other day to congratulate me on Royal Variety and to say how proud she was of me

Manford said he and Michelle tried to organize a benefit gig to benefit Kidney Cancer UK and Bowel Cancer Research, which had to be postponed due to coronavirus

“The moment we are able, I will 100% make sure this is done on your behalf, Michelle,” he said

Granada Reports journalist Elaine Wilcox said on Twitter: “It’s so sad to hear Michelle Mullane passed away on Christmas Eve

“She was a brilliant broadcaster and a wonderful friend of our dear Tony Morris Thoughts with all of her friends & family 2020 we can’t wait for you to end”

Michelle was told she had six months to live when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in June 2019

“I never would have thought in a million years that I would have cancer – it was the furthest that came to my mind,” she told the ME.N in July 2020

“Looking back now, I’ve been feeling unusually tired and had some cramps for the last few months, but I put that down to living a busy life

“Then I vomited for hours one night and had the most excruciating pain in my stomach. The pain was worse than anything I had ever experienced, even worse than childbirth”

The 50-year-old was rushed to Macclesfield Hospital, where doctors discovered a life-threatening blockage in her bowel

She’d stented the tumor aside and had chemotherapy at Christie in Withington

Michelle Mullane

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