Author Emma Hannigan has passed away at the age of 45, following a battle with cancer.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BCI wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of our dear friend Emma Hannigan who lost her battle with cancer earlier today. RIP <a href="https://t.co/tlKKR5w2hX">pic.twitter.com/tlKKR5w2hX</a></p>— BreastCancerIreland (@BreastCancerIre) <a href="https://twitter.com/BreastCancerIre/status/969956658695802881?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Last month the Wicklow native posted an emotional message on social media saying her medical team had exhausted all avenues in her fight against cancer.
While this week a fundraising effort reached 100,000 euro, for Breast Cancer Ireland, from the sale of her book 'Letters to my Daughters'.