Writer Dawn Foster dies aged 34 after long-term illness – Liverpool Echo

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Tributes have poured in for writer and lifelong LFC fan Dawn Foster, who died suddenly aged 34.

Dawn, a regular television commentator, journalist and Liverpool Football Club supporter, died of causes related to her long-term illness, according to friends.

Foster had epilepsy and a number of other health complications, which she wrote about for various publications over the years.

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James Butler, co-editor of media organisation Novara, and a number of other friends of the writer posted a message about her death on Twitter today, Thursday July 15.

His tweet read: “We are immensely saddened to announce that our dear friend @DawnHFoster died suddenly at home this week, related to her long-term illness. I, and I know many of you, loved her deeply, and it is a terrible loss.

“Dawn never wavered in her belief in a better world, and was never shy about fighting for it. She did not modulate her beliefs in pursuit of professional advancement. The world did not always treat her kindly, but I never saw a trace of self-pity in her. I admired that greatly.

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“I will miss her kindness, and I will miss her seriousness, and I will miss her unerring eye for ego and folly, and her sense of what was, simply, right. Over the past couple of days I haven’t been able to shake the sense she had so much more left to give us.”

Dawn often tweeted about LFC over the years and referred to herself as a “Liverpool-supporting leftie”.

It wasn’t just the football club she loved, she once said that Liverpool was her second favourite city after Belfast, her hometown.

She also tweeted Liverpool should be the “England Capital”.

Hundreds of tributes to the writer have flooded in on social media.

Guardian columnist and journalist Frances Ryan said: “I just can’t believe it. She was kind to me, always and a fighter of a journalist and human. I’m so incredibly sorry x”

Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: “I’m so sad to learn that Dawn Foster has died so young. She was a wonderful journalist & a beautiful writer who used her talent to expose injustice. Through her journalism she gave voice to those who are rarely heard. My thoughts are with all those who love her. Such a sad loss.”

Contributing editor for Novara, Ash Sarkar, said: “Absolutely gutted to hear of the sudden death of Dawn Foster. She had many friends on here, and many more who valued her work immensely.”

Friends of Dawn called for tributes to be sent to fordawnhfoster@gmail.com, adding that contributions could be made to causes she championed, such as the Dogs Trust Freedom Project.

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