Seema Jaya Sharma dies after brave six-year battle with cancer
PUBLISHED: 16:36 21 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:14 21 August 2015
Brave mother Seema Jaya Sharma has died after a six-year battle with cancer.
A message posted on Seema’s Facebook page said the 37-year-old, who lived in Pembroke Road, Seven Kings, passed away at 2.10pm today.
Seema had been given the all-clear three times, fronting a Cancer Research awarness campaign in 2013 after overcoming another attack, but despite all her battles the disease finally took hold of her body.
Her final Facebook status – written by Seema to be posted after her death – said: “She wrote this as her final status….she wanted her last words to be ‘I got 21seconds to go!!! hehe :P)
“This is me.. SEEMA Jaya Sharma. My son will keep you updated of when the funeral is etc and please come in bright colours coz you’re not coming to mourn my death but to celebrate my life!!
“Please keep me alive through you good times and every time you laugh or smile and have fun, i’m right there having fun with u!!! YAY!!! don’t cry for me argentina….the truth is that i didn’t even know where u are on the map!! Geography was never my strong point!! :S.
“Anyway this is me saying ‘peace out people’ if a bird poos on ur head, that’s just me saying ‘yo man’ and if i really like u then i might just come haunt you to create ur own kinda bird poo innit!!! hehe!! LOVE YOU!!! MWAH xxx
“Oh theres gonna be a wake after too (location will be confirmed) and I would prefer it if nobody goes to my house between now and the funeral. TANKOOOOOOOO xxx colourful clothes please!!! We’re celebrating!!! WOOOHOOOO xxx”
Cllr Khayer Chowdhury paid tribute to the inspirational singer and model.
He said: “It is deeply saddening to hear about Seema’s passing. She was always the most positive and optimistic person to speak to.
“Even though I didn’t know her for long, her sociable character made me feel like I had known her for a lifetime. Her life and story can be celebrated and appreciated by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with her family in this difficult time.”
To share your memories of Seema or pay tribute to her, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Recorder on 0208 477 3835.