Posted: 7 October, 2016 by @amydrewsnews

Sports Journalist Rebecca Wilson Passes Away, Aged 54

Journalist and broadcaster Rebecca Wilson has passed away, aged 54.

The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph reporter lost her long and private battle to cancer this morning.

"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," the family said in a statement.

Tributes have been flowing on social media. 

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