45-YEAR-OLD 'LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTERS' author Emma Hannigan has passed away after a long fight with cancer.
It was confirmed by Breast Cancer Ireland earlier today that the 10-time cancer survivor passed away.
The mother-of-two learnt she carried the BRCA1 ‘breast cancer’ gene back in 2005.
In a bid to combat cancer in her body, she decided to have both breasts and her ovaries removed to reduce her heightened risk.
Despite her surgeries, Hannigan was diagnosed as having cancer for the first time in 2007 and has since fought the disease 10 times.
Despite her brave battle, Hannigan revealed earlier this year via her blog that “all avenues have now been exhausted”.
In a blog post, Hannigan wrote: “All good things must come to an end...
“The time that I knew was borrowed must be given back soon, so it seems.
“The conversation I never wanted to have has been said.
“My medical team have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this fight but all avenues have now been exhausted.
“To say that I am heartbroken doesn’t begin to cover it...Nothing else has much meaning anymore. Just the love I feel for the people I hold dear,” she added.
The beloved author is being remembered by fans, friends and family online after her tragic death.
Such sad news - a wonderful courageous woman just left our world - my heartfelt condolences to her wonderful family. Author Emma Hannigan passes away after 11-year battle with cancer https://t.co/4VPeXEn5iI
— Norah Casey (@NorahCasey) March 3, 2018
The world is missing a very special person today, such sad news. RIP Emma Hannigan and condolences to her family 💔 https://t.co/AW3d0tZpVb
— Regina Looby (@reglooby) March 3, 2018
Rest in Peace Emma Hannigan https://t.co/VlhsfRk8Lq
— HollyCarpenter (@Holly0910) March 3, 2018
So sad at the death of as bright a light as @MsEmmaHannigan. We once spoke of guilt you feel surviving a serious illness when someone like her kept getting knocked back. She told me to say it in how you live, not an apology. Extraordinary person, moved mountains #emmahannigan.
— Chris Donoghue (@chrisrdonoghue) March 3, 2018
She was a very special woman who gave so much of herself and brought a lot of joy. Thinking of Emma Hannigan’s family and friends tonight .... ❤️ https://t.co/fZ46C017ri
— Roisin Ingle (@roisiningle) March 3, 2018
Heartbroken to hear the sad news about our beautiful, brave Emma Hannigan. Tonight, there really is one more angel in Heaven.
— claudia carroll (@carrollclaudia) March 3, 2018