Dame Vera died at the age of 103 years. Her songs during the Second World War has helped to raise British morale. The Buckingham Palace has revealed His Majesty to send a private message to Dame Vera family.
On Thursday, the Lynn family has released a statement saying: “The family are deeply saddened to announce the death of one of Britain’s best-loved artists of the show at the age of 103 years. “
One of his most important songs, ” we’ll meet again “, was referenced by the Queen in his April address to the nation on the coronavirus.
Subsequently, Dame Vera said: “I watched the speech, which was wonderful, but I didn’t know she was going to end with the words, we will meet again.
“I met the Queen on a number of occasions.
“You must have something and someone we look to, and rely on in times of trouble, and of His Majesty is that person.
“It’s a good song, as is the case with anyone, anywhere, saying goodbye to someone. ”
Last month, Dame Vera became the oldest player to enter the top 40, as it is a greatest hits album re-entered the charts.
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“Going to play his music here today.”
Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, said: “RIP Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces Sweetheart.
“His songs always speak of the nation in 2020, as in 1940.”
Sir Ed Davey, as co-leader of the Liberal-Democrats also said: “Vera Lynn was a national symbol in the 1940s, and again in 2020, a unique heritage.
“She has given to millions of people, and several generations of the strength to see through traumatic experiences.
“My thoughts are with his family and his friends.”
His family have said information on a monument will be confirmed at a later date.
In a 1939 Daily Express poll of military personnel who have voted for her as their favorite artist.