Britain's Got Talent finalist tragically dies after battle with cancer

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Britain's Got Talent finalist Tina Humphrey has tragically passed away after a battle with cancer, her husband has revealed.

Tina made the final of BGT in 2010 with her dog Chandi, finishing fourth overall.

At the time the pair were the most successful animal act on the show, before Ashleigh and Pudsey went all the way and won the competition in 2012.

Sadly, it's been revealed that Tina passed away earlier this month after a year long fight with cancer.

Her husband, Steve, told local paper the Shropshire Star: “I am devastated that she is gone, but I’m happy that she is no longer suffering and is at peace."

He added: "I miss her so much and find it hard to believe that the shattered pieces of my heart will ever begin to heal, but I know they will because she lives on in me and always will. I love her so much. She was, and is, my person.”

Alongside her husband, others who knew Tina have paid tribute to the much loved music teacher turned animal trainer.

Hilbrae Kennels said in a statement: "Tina rose to fame with her amazing routines with Chandi, who she adopted from us some years ago.

"They made lots of TV appearances, once again proving that 'rescue' dogs are capable of great things.

"Our thoughts go out to her husband Steve, and we can only hope that she has been reunited with her beloved Chandi [who passed away in 2013] and her other dogs."

In a heartbreaking final post on Facebook, Tina wrote to friends: "Perhaps you will be able to marvel at me in the Northern Lights or meteor showers or a lunar eclipse."

"I fought so hard to stay - I did my best. I always knew I would die young - you can't fight destiny. I have done more in my 45 years than a lot of people do in a lifetime."

Tina's family have invited donations to the Hilbrae Rescue Kennels.

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