Dame Deborah’s husband shares details of his wife’s ‘peaceful’ final moments


Sebastien Bowen said his wife Dame Deborah James’ last moments were “extremely peaceful” in his first interview since her death.

ame Deborah, also known as Bowel Babe on social media, died on June 28 at the age of 40 after contracting bowel cancer.

In an interview with The Sun, Bowen, who married a former vice-chancellor and cancer campaigner in France in 2008, said: “I kissed her on the head.

I told her how much I loved her, that I would take care of the kids and the last thing I told her was I was so proud of her.Sebastien Bowen, husband of Dame Deborah James

“I told her how much I loved her, that I would take care of the kids and the last thing I told her was I was so proud of her. Then she ran away.

“She had a very peaceful death, if there was a good way to die she would have managed.

“In the end, it’s pretty spiritual.”

The couple have two children, 14-year-old Hugo and 12-year-old Eloise.

At the beginning of May, Dame Deborah revealed she had stopped active treatment and was in hospice care at her parents’ home in Woking, with her husband and their two children.

The podcaster was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and has since kept her one million Instagram followers updated about her treatments.

Her candid posts about her progress and diagnosis, including a video of her dancing her way through treatment, have won critical acclaim from the public as well as the media. pine.

Along with Lauren Mahon and Rachael Bland, she released the You, Me And The Big C podcast in 2018.

The trio, all former or current cancer patients, candidly discussed life, treatment and other cancer-related topics.

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Bland died that September at the age of 40, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, leaving Mahon, 37, the sole surviving parent host.

Speaking of his wife’s accomplishments in the last months of her life, Bowen said: “I’m so in awe of Debs, I’m in awe of what she’s done and how she’s been through.”

He also revealed what he misses most about Dame Deborah, saying: “It was her magic, the way she found joy in every moment – even in the darkest of times. That’s what I’ll miss the most, it’s a pretty rare thing.

“That’s the core of what makes her unique.”

For her efforts, she has been credited, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying: “If there is any honor that is well-deserved, this is it.”

Dame Deborah later said she felt “honored and shocked” to be considered for the award.

In another surprise, her childhood was gifted by the Duke of Cambridge, who joined her family for afternoon tea and champagne at home.

The titles are usually awarded by members of the royal family, including William, at coronation ceremonies that take place at royal palaces including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

Not long before her death, Dame Deborah also revealed that she had completed her second book, titled How to Live When You Might Die, to be published on August 18.

Her first book, F*** You Cancer: How To Face To The Big C, Live Your Life And Still Be Yourself, was published in 2018.

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