Heartbroken colleagues pay tribute to BBC presenter EJ Osborne - star of daytime present Cash For Nothing - after he dies in hospice aged 45 following months of chemotherapy
- The Australian craftsman handed away at Dorothy Home Hospice close to Bathtub, Somerset, on September 21st
- Sarah Moore, who labored alongside the transgender presenter on their BBC present, led the tributes by sharing a picture of Osborne
- Craftsman Jay Blades, a daily Cash For Nothing contributor, additionally expressed his condolences after waking to find his colleague had handed away
- EJ's grieving spouse Anne-Marie has praised the palliative care nurses who cared for her husband through the last weeks of his life
- In March, EJ revealed he and Anne-Marie had been isolating after being classed as susceptible through the COVID-19 disaster
- He additionally revealed in December 2019 he'd accomplished his final spherical of chemotherapy, however would nonetheless be receiving immunotherapy therapy
By Jason Chester for MailOnline
Printed: 13:50 GMT, 23 September 2020 | Up to date: 08:16 GMT, 24 September 2020
Heartbroken Cash For Nothing colleagues have paid tribute to EJ Osborne following his dying on Monday on the age of 45.
The Australian craftsman handed away at Dorothy Home Hospice close to Bathtub, Somerset, on September 21st. A reason behind dying is but to be confirmed.
Sarah Moore, who labored alongside the transgender presenter on their BBC present, led the tributes by sharing a picture of Osborne on the request of his grieving spouse Anne-Marie.
Tragic: Cash For Nothing presenter EJ Osborne has died, his co-host Sarah Moore confirmed on Wednesday
Captioning the picture, she wrote: 'All the @monfornothing staff had been devastated to listen to the information that the implausible, inspiring, chuckling and gifted member of our TV household @hatchetandbear has handed away.
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'I be part of with the entire staff, our artisans, manufacturing crew, administrators, executives, viewers and mates in sending our love and respect to his household. He touched us deeply along with his apparent lust for all times, power and dedication.
'He despatched me this image final 12 months while holidaying. Anne-Marie, his spouse, asks that we share our photos so I am posting this right here as I feel EJ seems to be so blissful. Relaxation in peace and purple sequins my pal. See you on the opposite aspect.'
Nice loss: The presenter, who recognized as a transgender man, handed away at Dorothy Home Hospice close to Bathtub, Somerset, on Monday September 21st
Thanks: Addressing his followers within the early hours of Wednesday morning, Anne-Marie praised the palliative care nurses who cared for her husband through the last weeks of his life
Reaching out: Craftsman Jay Blades, a daily Cash For Nothing contributor, additionally expressed his condolences after waking to find his colleague had handed away
Craftsman Jay Blades, a daily All Or Nothing contributor, additionally expressed his condolences after waking to find his colleague had handed away.
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'Morning all, simply came upon that my pal & presenter on @monfornothing @hatchetandbear @ej_osborne is in a greater place now. Honest condolences to his household for his or her misplaced.' [sic]
Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early-Peak mentioned: 'EJ was a superb expertise who introduced a wealth of experience as an artisan and lit up the display screen along with his allure, likability and heat as a presenter.
'He will likely be vastly missed by us all at BBC Daytime and our ideas are along with his family members at the moment.'
Addressing his followers within the early hours of Wednesday morning, Anne-Marie praised the palliative care nurses who cared for her husband through the last weeks of his life at Dorothy Home, which focuses on high quality of life for these with life-limiting sicknesses.
Proud dad and mom: EJ leaves behind Anne-Marie and younger daughter Orla (pictured)
Shifting: Anne-Marie shared a collection of household photographs with followers on Wednesday morning
Sharing a collection of household photographs, she wrote: 'EJ spent the final three and a bit weeks of his life being cared for by the fantastic girls at Dorothy Home hospice. I used to be with him daily and was blown away by their compassion, resilience and kindness.
'I do know he felt so cared for and protected and I'll always remember Ella, Jemima, Gemma, Mandz, Clare, Trish, Irish Helen, Scottish Helen, Andrea and so many, many extra for whom it was clear it was not only a job. Actual life surprise girls.
'Dorothy Home is a charity so if any of you may, please donate to them. I actually can not think about how we might have managed with out them.'
Reaching out: Katie Piper, who beforehand interviewed EJ for her Extraordinary Folks podcast, recommended the presenter for talking out on his journey as a transgender man
In style: EJ established himself as a gifted craftsman on Cash For Nothing, wherein discarded gadgets are salvaged, upscaled to a excessive customary and bought
In December 2019, EJ revealed that he'd accomplished his last spherical of chemotherapy therapy as he spent New Yr's Eve in hospital.
Sharing a snap from the ward he wrote: 'Let me let you know... I've by no means been a fan of NYE. I will go so far as to say I simply do not prefer it.
'I do not actually know why - I feel it was once as a result of it was a come down from all of the hype of Xmas. And now I simply can't un-see all of the social conditioning at each flip, the grocery store rows filled with low-cost champagne and get together poppers and many others and many others.
'I've simply returned dwelling from THIS view - the final blast of chemo (I'll nonetheless be a daily right here for immunotherapy) BUT this isn't my final view for 2019... I am now tucked up in mattress with my household and we're going to watch a film. I will likely be asleep earlier than midnight - as I've been for the previous many a few years. So I wish to take this chance to want you ALL - however particularly those that discover nye troublesome in any manner / select to not have fun, a night full of affection and lightweight.
'The opposite factor I wish to say is; Nurses. Docs. The NHS. It's extremely onerous to place it into a number of phrases precisely how particular they're. They've stored me alive ffs! I will likely be eternally grateful. Thanks.'
Fighter: In December 2019, EJ revealed that he'd accomplished his last spherical of chemotherapy therapy as he spent New Yr's Eve in hospital
In March, EJ advised followers that he and spouse Anne-Marie had been in isolation after being classed as susceptible through the COVID-19 pandemic.
He wrote on Instagram: 'I've taken issues into my very own fingers. We are actually self isolating. My spouse and I are each thought-about to be within the susceptible group and everyone knows that kids are principally germy little tremendous spreaders.
'I referred to as the varsity to allow them to know and apparently, they have already got a code in place for the register - with out penalty. So if any of you with youngsters on the market are questioning what you have to be doing / anxious about ready for Boris to drag his head out of his a**e, then know that if you wish to and are capable of, you may hold your youngsters off and remoted.
*verify together with your college. We're nonetheless in our pjs after all. And for some purpose, sitting on the ground... Don't fret, we've not burnt all of the furnishings to maintain the generator going, simply but.'
Staying at dwelling: In March, EJ advised followers that he and spouse Anne-Marie had been in isolation after being classed as susceptible through the COVID-19 pandemic
EJ moved to the UK after leaving Australia and beginning a brand new life abroad, initially in Tokyo, earlier than lastly settling in Brighton following a spell in Madrid.
He rapidly established himself as a gifted craftsman on Cash For Nothing, wherein discarded gadgets are salvaged, up-scaled to a excessive customary and bought, with all income going to the final proprietor.
Talking to Brighton Reworked, the presenter - who was born a girl - admitted he endured a troublesome begin in his dwelling nation as a result of parochial views on homosexuality in rural Australia.
Powerful begin: The transgender presenter admitted he endured a troublesome begin in his dwelling nation as a result of parochial views on homosexuality in rural Australia
He mentioned: 'I grew up in a little bit remoted, Australian nation city that was so deeply homophobic it was nonetheless unlawful to be homosexual, once I was a teen there, my teenage years..
'I eliminated myself from the transphobia, from the homophobia, from my household expectations, from my current group of mates, I fully began once more abroad and a international metropolis the place I did not know anybody and could not communicate the language.'
Regardless of assembly spouse Anne-Marie in 2007, the presenter later admitted he didn't reveal his transgender standing till he was near his 39th birthday.
Emotional: Sharing a put up with followers in April, EJ quoted a poignant speech from screenwriter Eric Roth, written for 2008 movie The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, wherein the central protagonist tragically ages in reverse
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Praising his spouse for her understanding throughout an look on Katie Piper's Extraordinary Folks podcast in 2018, he mentioned: 'She's a really open-minded individual, she's very pretty.'
Paying tribute to the presenter on Wednesday, Piper admitted their interview served to assist different transgender males at the moment on the identical journey.
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: 'Relaxation in piece EJ. You touched my life and lots of others. I nonetheless get msgs now concerning the podcast we did collectively and the way it's impacted different folks's journeys positively.'
Trying again: The presenter referenced his transition from feminine to male on Trans Day Of Visibility by revealing earlier than and after passport photographs in March
Sharing a put up with followers in April, EJ quoted a poignant passage from screenwriter Eric Roth, written for 2008 movie The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, wherein the central protagonist tragically ages in reverse.
Quoting the film's titular character, performed by Brad Pitt, he wrote: 'On daily basis I really feel like develop into a greater model of myself. For what it is price: it is by no means too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you need to be.
'There is no time restrict, cease everytime you need. You possibly can change or keep the identical, there aren't any guidelines to this factor.
'We will make the perfect or the worst of it. I hope you make the perfect of it. And I hope you see issues that startle you.
'I hope you're feeling stuff you by no means felt earlier than. I hope you meet folks with a unique standpoint. I hope you reside a life you are happy with. In case you discover that you simply're not, I hope you've gotten the braveness to begin another time'.
EJ leaves behind his spouse and their younger daughter, Orla.
Household: EJ with spouse Anne-Marie and their daughter Orla in a put up shared with followers on Wednesday
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