BBC's Lauren Laverne is 'heartbroken' by her mum's death

Heartbroken BBC radio presenter Lauren Laverne reveals her mother has passed away and pulls out of BBC Glastonbury coverage

  • Lauren was at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset when she discovered the news
  • The presenter had been covering the festival for BBC Radio 6 at the the time
  • Lauren shared her ‘utter heartbreakin an an emotional Instagram post
  • Lauren told how her mother Celia Gofton had been ‘looking forward to watching Paul McCartney headline the festival on Saturday night
  • Lauren Laverne has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her mum Celia Gofton after she suddenly died while the radio host was presenting at 格拉斯顿伯里音乐节.

    The 44-year-old radio breakfast show presenter, who is covering the Somerset festival for the 英国广播公司, honoured her mum with an emotional Instagram post.

    The DJ shared a sweet message about how Celia was the ‘most compassionate and most tenacious person I have ever metas she shared her ‘utter heartbreak’.

    好难过: Lauren Laverne has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her mum Celia Gofton after she suddenly died while the radio host was presenting at Glastonbury Festival

    好难过: Lauren Laverne has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her mum Celia Gofton after she suddenly died while the radio host was presenting at Glastonbury Festival

    Lauren started her post on Instagram: ‘Yesterday I lost my Mam, 连同抓硬币的嗅探器和忠诚的弓箭车. She was the kindest, most compassionate and most tenacious person I have ever met. Born in the middle of nine kids, she was a master peacemaker and persuader.

    She went on in the length post to detail her mother’s life from school to being cared for at UCLH.

    Lauren explained: ‘She passed her 11+ and went to grammar school which changed our family’s direction forever. Met my Dad at 16 and loved him every day of her life.

    'Utterly heartbroken': The 44-year-old radio breakfast show host, who is covering the Somerset festival for the BBC, shared a sweet snap of her and mum on Instagram (pictured earlier this week)

    ‘Utterly heartbroken’: The 44-year-old radio breakfast show host, who is covering the Somerset festival for the BBC, shared a sweet snap of her and mum on Instagram (pictured earlier this week)

    倒退: The DJ shared a sweet message about how Celia was the 'most compassionate and most tenacious person I have ever met'

    倒退: The DJ shared a sweet message about how Celia was the ‘most compassionate and most tenacious person I have ever met

    ‘She ran the only reggae club night in the NE and told me that being young in the 60s felt like that line in Mr Tambourine Manto dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free”.’

    ‘She worked as a seamstress and a casino dancer (also making costumes for the troupe) to pay her way through college and became a wonderful teacher, eventually managing all Sunderland’s colleges.

    ‘Somewhere along the line she had me and my brother and got political (she once chased someone from the BNP down our garden path with a rolling pin in one hand and me in the other arm) protested at Greenham Common and eventually became a city councillor.

    快乐时光: The TV star shared a gallery of snaps of herself and Celia beaming in selfies alongside the heartbreaking message

    快乐时光: The TV star shared a gallery of snaps of herself and Celia beaming in selfies alongside the heartbreaking message

    ‘She delighted in helping people, especially those who like her knew what it was like to grow up without.

    The BBC star continued: ‘She had watched so many decades of history documentaries that when we met historian Michael Wood they chatted away like colleagues.

    ‘She loved children and was the most devoted and adored mother and grandmother you could ever meet. But she also knew that mother is a verb as well as a noun and mothered so many others along the way who needed love and support throughout her life.

    Thanking everyone: She went on in the length post to detail her mothers life from school to thanking those that cared for her at UCLH

    Thanking everyone: She went on in the length post to detail her mothers life from school to thanking those that cared for her at UCLH

    So sweet: Lauren said her mum Celia had been 'looking forward to watching Paulie' (保罗·麦卡特尼) on stage tonight before the tragic news

    So sweet: Lauren said her mum Celia had been ‘looking forward to watching Paulie’ (保罗·麦卡特尼) on stage tonight before the tragic news

    She concluded the post by thanking the ‘team at UCHL who caredfor her mum and her family at the end of her life.

    Lauren wrote: ‘She made connections wherever she went including with the incredible teams at UCLH who cared for herand usat the end of her life. Thank you to them for everything.

    ‘We are all utterly heartbroken to lose her. She had just given the kids their Glastonbury spending money and was looking forward to watching Paulie (as he was always known in our househer favourite Beatle) 今晚.

    节日: The presenter had been at the festival at the time when the news broke

    节日: The presenter had been at the festival at the time when the news broke

    ‘She’d been a fan ever since she saw him at the Sunderland Empire in 1963 (and later met him later with mehe was just lovely to her).

    '我有一个, 我希望我能在我不知道是与你的最后时刻更紧地拥抱你. Thank you for my fantastic life. I have no idea what I’m going to do without you, but I’m going to try to make it interesting and you will be in my heart, always XXX.

    Several famous faces rushed to the comment section of the post to share their condolences including The One Show’s Alex Jones, 达维娜·麦考尔(Davina McCall), 克劳迪娅·温克尔曼, Myleene Klass and many more.








    Lauren shot to fame as the lead singer and guitarist in the rock band Kenickie in the 90s.

    The band consisted of Lauren, her brother PeteAKA Johnny XMarie du Santiago and Emmy-Kate Montrose.

    Since switching to presenting, she is known for her work on The One Show and BBC Radio 6.

    惊人: Several famous faces rushed to the comment section of the post to share their condolences including The One Show's Alex Jones, 达维娜·麦考尔(Davina McCall), 克劳迪娅·温克尔曼, Myleen Klass and many more

    惊人: Several famous faces rushed to the comment section of the post to share their condolences including The One Show’s Alex Jones, 达维娜·麦考尔(Davina McCall), 克劳迪娅·温克尔曼, Myleen Klass and many more