The agony aunt Claire Rayner, has died at the age of 79.
She remained poorly after intestinal surgery in May. She died in hospital near her home in Harrow in London.
She told her relatives she wanted her last words to be: "Tell David Cameron that if he screws up my beloved NHS I'll come back and bloody haunt him."
BBC News website readers who have met her have been describing the significance she has had on their lives.