West Ham United are mourning the death of singer Dame Vera Lynn.

The long-time Hammers fan passed away on Thursday at the age of 103.

Lynn was known as the Forces’ Sweetheart, with her voice bringing comfort to those of generations past and present during times of difficulty.

5 weeks ago, she became the oldest artist to have a top 40 album in the UK when her Greatest Hits record charted at number 30.

Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ had resonated with those struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic some 80 years after its initial release.

Born in the East Ham area of London, Dame Vera supported West Ham United her entire life, and will be remembered by the club when action returns to the London Stadium on Saturday against Wolves.

Speaking to Hammers fan site Claret&Hugh, West Ham co-chairman David Gold said:

“We are proud of her East End background – she was an icon of the area – and of course we are all enormously proud that she was a West Ham fan.

“She was a symbol of hope during the darkest days in our history – God rest her soul.”

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