Oxford MailDJ Ali Booker loses cancer battle (From Oxford Mail)

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DJ Ali Booker loses cancer battle

Oxfordshire broadcaster Ali Booker has passed away after a long battle with breast cancer.

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Radio station Jack FM, where Miss Booker presented the news, announced her death on air earlier today.

It read: “It is with sadness today we pass on the news that Ali Booker passed away this morning at Sobell House Hospice. “ Attatched to the announcment was a link to the station’s Facebook page and a picture of Miss Booker, who lived in Wantage with her two children and husband Andrew.


Comments (11)

01/07/10

R ob says...

How very Sad, RIP

Rob

01/07/10

medicine man says...

Ali . God bless you girl.You were an inspiration to us all .You never lost your sense of humour .
RIP.

01/07/10

MitchPixx says...

Ali, you will be remembered as witty, talented, caring woman who fought cancer with bravery - there are many who could learn from you. Rest well. You will be missed. x

01/07/10

MitchPixx says...

Ali, you will be remembered as witty, talented, caring woman who fought cancer with bravery - there are many who could learn from you. Rest well. You will be missed. x

01/07/10

Wiki Wiki Wah says...

A huge loss to broadcasting. She was brave and dignified to the end and her cancer diaries have helped countless people. Rest in peace. My thoughts are with her family.

01/07/10

Berty says...

Ali took some of the mystery and fear out of cancer, and her ongoing humour and realistic approach has been a comfort and source of courage for many, many people. My thoughts are with her family, who will miss her so much more keenly then her listeners, and as a listener for many years my mornings will be tinged with sadness for a long while.

01/07/10

roving mike says...

Ali, You were so helpful, and such a lovely lady, such fun to be near. You made the sun shine whenever i did my forcasts. My kindest thoughts go out to your husband and your children who are so dear to you

01/07/10

SooB says...

RIP Ali, I'll miss you so much.

02/07/10

john_crocker says...

A sad sad day, RIP Ali, we will all miss you my thoughts are with your family, friends and everyone you worked with.

02/07/10

Joe Cooke says...

Ali had such a wicked sense of humour and was such a nice person, am really sad to hear the news.

02/07/10

Ally Lang says...

Newsrooms can be unfriendly places for the uninitiated: An open-plan of ego segregated by cold shoulders. But the most talented always find time for new recruits, and at no expense to their own high standards or attention to detail. Like a good footballer finding time on the ball - that was Alison. A journalist with natural instincts, a presenter of great warmth and sincerity, and a joy to be around. It was early in my BBC career that I found myself so fortunately sat next to this wonderful woman, and I had no idea then that twelve years later I would be hard pushed to name another broadcaster for whom I felt fonder.

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