A funeral will be held this week for a beautician who died at the age of 38 after finding fame through reality TV shows.
Dawn Barry, originally of Farringdon Park, Preston, starred in one of the most memorable episodes of the hit Channel 4 programme Come Dine With Me in 2009.
Miss Barry became widely known after she hosted a party for three strangers from Preston in a bid to win a £1,000 prize, but fell asleep during dinner - leaving another contestant to cook her meal.
The nail technician, who family members said had been ill for some time due to alcohol problems, was admitted to Royal Preston Hospital on Tuesday, October 1 and died shortly afterwards from suspected organ failure.
A funeral service will be held at St Joseph’s Church in Caroline Street, Preston on Friday at 1pm, followed by a committal at Preston Crematorium. Her family have asked for family flowers only and for donations if desired to be made to Cancer Research via Carroll M. Bibby, Redscar Funeral Home Ltd, 110 Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston.
They previously paid tribute to their “beloved daughter and sister”.
They said: “We loved you and we’re missing you.
“We miss your laugh and smile, your warm heart and your ability to light up the darkest of rooms.
“We hope your search for peace has now ended.
“Love you always.”