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Nurse who inspired Britpop band Pulp's hit Disco 2000 dies shortly after being awarded MBE

By Neil Lancefield

A nurse who inspired Britpop band Pulp's hit Disco 2000 has died shortly after being awarded an MBE.

Deborah Bone, a childhood friend of lead singer Jarvis Cocker, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in January 2013.

She received an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to children's mental health.

Cocker reportedly sang Disco 2000 at her 50th birthday party.

Mrs Bone (51) used an online blog to document her battle with multiple myeloma.

Her husband Colin said: "Learning Deborah had been awarded an MBE was a very emotional experience. I shall be so proud to attend the MBE award ceremony on her behalf accompanied by her daughter Pollyanna who is following in her mother's footsteps working for the NHS."

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