Caroline Aherne’s brother: ‘I thought she would survive’

Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer.

The Bafta award-winning comedian died of lung cancer in July 2016, after previously surviving eye cancer when she was a baby, and bladder cancer in her later life.

Patrick Aherne gave a rare interview to publicise the coffee morning being held in aid of Macmillan Cancer, a charity which she strongly supported.

He said the moment he was told his sister’s cancer was terminal “as the worst day of my life”.

“I never expected that to happen. I probably was being too positive, but Caroline always seemed to deal with things.”

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