Vera Lynn, the British singer whose songs gave hope to Allied troops during the Second World War, died Thursday at 103 years of age.
“The family is deeply saddened to announce the death of one of the most beloved British artists at the age of 103,” the singer’s family said in a statement. “Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, died earlier today. , June 18, 2020, surrounded by his close family. “
Lynn was best known for her songs “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We Will Meet”, the latter serving as a melody in the final cut for the famous Stanley Kubrick film, “Dr. Strangelove”.
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She has been described as the “darling of the forces” when her songs reached millions while echoing messages of optimism to soldiers and civilians returning home during the war.
Lynn spent her wartime years entertaining troops, performing in hospitals and military camps, even going to India and Burma.
The Associated Press contributed to this report