CBBC star dies of cystic fibrosis: Chelsie Whibley's death announced via tribute

It was announced on social media that CBBC star Chelsie Whibley has died following a long struggle with cystic fibrosis, aged 30 years old. 

Whibley was taken to hospital in Southampton on Saturday, before passing away on Sunday morning.

“This morning Chelsie took a rapid turn for the worse and became unresponsive,” wrote her husband Glyn on social media on Sunday April 3rd. 

 “It is with deepest regret that I have to inform everyone that our dearest beautiful Chelsie sadly passed away this afternoon at 2.45pm.

“It was very quick and she was not in any pain. I know you will all want to send your condolences but we ask to please limit it to comments below in this very distressing time.”

Later, Glyn Whibley added to his statement with a heartfelt tribute to his late wife.

“You were such an inspiration to me and so many others, with such vigour and determination to prove the doctors wrong and keep living on.

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