LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- British author and professional advice giver Denise Robertson has died in London, her employer, ITV's This Morning program, announced Friday. She was 83.
"Such sad news- our friend and colleague Denise Robertson has lost her short but determined battle against cancer," said a tweet from the show's official account, which revealed the death of the beloved "agony aunt."
"It is with the deepest possible sorrow that we announce the passing of a very great lady," her family said in a statement.
"Our dearest Denise Robertson lost her short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
"We send our gratitude to the many thousands of people who have sent messages of love, support and prayers during these difficult weeks, these sustained and delighted her immeasurably. The care Denise received from Professor Cunningham, Dr. Tait and all the staff at the hospital was above and beyond anything we could have hoped for.
"The world has lost an extraordinary woman. We know that her ITV family, the This Morning viewers and the numbers of people she has helped and causes she has championed during her 83 years, will be grieving with us at this intensely painful time."