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Aussie TV favourite Rebecca Wilson dies at just 54

The late star kept the seriousness of her condition a carefully guarded secret.

Australian media personality Rebecca Wilson has died age 54.


She passed away on Friday morning after a long battle with breast cancer.

 
Wilson’s husband John Hartigan and sons Tom and Will said in a joint statement: ‘Courage has always been a significant part of her DNA, no less in her desperate battle against her insidious disease. 

 
‘Rebecca kept knowledge of her illness a closely guarded secret.
 

‘The majority of her friends, colleagues and indeed members of her family were unaware of the extent of her illness.

‘She did so to limit their suffering.’

Rebecca Wilson and John Hartigan
Rebecca Wilson and John Hartigan attends at Opera in the Domain on January 24th, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

The popular personality, who made her name across the media with highly successful stints in TV, radio and newspapers, will be sadly missed – as proven by the deluge of support today for her family, and all the glowing words about her life. 

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