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IN People ON 26 Aug, 2015
Seema Jaya Sharma, a 38-year-old mother of two children, passed away on Friday, 21 August after suffering for six years from cancer. She posted a final inspiring message on Facebook shortly before losing her battle with the disease.
Her son Kalvin posted an uplifting final message on Facebook on the behalf of her mother which went viral on the Internet and more than 2000 people quickly commented on the post. This was the post:
'My mum passed away today at 14:10 and she wrote this as her final status…she wanted her last words to be 'I got 21 seconds 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 poops 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 there’s 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'
Solid Crew's Harvey and Lisa Maffia also paid tribute on twitter.
Harvey and Lisa Maffia shared their feelings about her around the Internet. Harvey posted 'One minute I was MCing to Seema now she gone #RIP' while Lisa paid tribute saying 'Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of @SeemaJayaSharma you were a real fighter and an amazing woman. May your beautiful soul RIP xxx'
Martin McGlown, Head of Media Volunteer Liaison at CRUK told Dailymail : 'We are deeply sorry to hear that Seema has passed away and our thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time. We were so grateful to Seema for sharing her story as part of our campaign and for all she did to help raise awareness of cancer. She had an incredible determination and was an inspiration to so many.' In an interview with the Ilford Recorder in June, Ms Sharma revealed that she had meticulously planned her funeral, which would include a five-minute video and where the dress code would be 'colorful.' Her approach to dying was a brave one. She said: 'People try not talk about it. The only thing guaranteed in this world is birth and death. We all want to hold on to life for some reason – I do not see it like this. For me, the pain will end. I cannot complain at all.'