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Deborah Bone, the woman who inspired Pulp's song Disco 2000, has died

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DEBORAH BONE, THE woman who inspired Pulp’s song Disco 2000, has died aged 51.

A mental health campaigner who was awarded an MBE for her work with children, she had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the bone, in 2009 during a routine blood test.

She went on to blog about her Multiple Myeloma journey, sharing with readers her experience of going from clinician to patient in “one not so easy phone call”.

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Bone was said to be the Deborah of Sheffield band Pulp’s 1995 single Disco 2000, a song about Jarvis in Cocker falling in love with his neighbour who didn’t quite love him back.

On her blog, Deborah wrote:

Born in Sheffield, my claim to fame is growing up and sleeping with Jarvis Cocker, well someone had to do it, and it was all perfectly innocent!  I have been told and like to believe that I am the Deborah in the No.1 hit Disco 2000 but we never did get to meet up by the fountain down the road. Still the family keep in touch and Kate and I got to join in with the fun and frolics as VIP’s at one of his concerts in Wembley.

She was a mum of two women in their twenties, and married to her second husband and “soul mate”, Colin.

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In her final self-penned blog post on 9 December, Deborah wrote about her difficult week, saying she needed to “get [her] MoJo back in time for Christmas”.

On her blog yesterday, her family said that Deborah passed away peacefully at home on 30 December 2014.

“She loved life and fought to the end,” they wrote.

Deborah was a truly inspirational woman, always putting other people before herself. She worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those around her and it is with great pride we can tell you that in the New Years honours list 2015 she received an MBE for her services to children’s mental health.

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