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Dame Vera Lynn’s private funeral takes place today after the Forces Sweetheart died aged 103 last month. Piers Morgan, 55, has taken to Twitter to tell fans he had heard spitfires over his house, in honour of the late singer.
At first the host said he was unaware about what was going on when he heard the spitfires, in view of his 7.6 millions followers.
He wrote: “Just saw two Spitfires flying over my house down in East Sussex, making a tremendous roar.
“Couldn’t work out what the hell was going on, then I remembered it’s Dame Vera Lynn’s funeral today.
“She lived a few miles down the road. Very moving moment. RIP Vera.”
- Vera Lynn’s surprising admission about Forces sweetheart tag revealed
Dame Vera was remembered with a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast ahead of her funeral today.
The We’ll Meet Again hitmaker’s private funeral will be held at the Woodvale Crematorium.
Roads for her cortège have been closed in Ditchling, the East Sussex village, where she lived for 50 years.
The singer died surrounded by her loved ones aged 103 last month.
A statement at the time read: “The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103.
“Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, passed away earlier today, 18 June 2020, surrounded by her close family.”
She rose to fame after singing for British troops during World War Two.
Her popular hits include We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs Of Dover.
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Tributes flooded in for the late singer on social media following the news of her death last month.
Piers wrote at the time: “Oh no…. what terribly sad news.
“Dame Vera Lynn has died, aged 103. A magnificent woman who rallied our country when we most needed it.
“The Forces sweetheart.The Nation’s sweetheart. RIP.”
- Vera Lynn projected onto White Cliffs of Dover with We’ll Meet Again
Dame Vera spoke out about her Forces Sweetheart label in an interview in 2014.
Speaking to Radio Times, she said: “I never thought the Forces’ Sweetheart tag would stay with me, but it has, hasn’t it?
“I thought it would last for the war period, then I’d just be another singer.
“Of course I’ve never minded that everybody always connects me with that time. It was so important.”
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