British journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts dies

Investigative journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts

British journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who was suffering from leukaemia, has died

Investigative journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts
Investigative journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts

Ms Lloyd-Roberts, 64, who had acute myeloid leukaemia, received a stem cell transplant over the summer, BBC reported.

A correspondent for BBC News, she had run a public appeal to find a donor and had been keeping a video diary of her struggle.

In her most recent blog entry, from 21 August, she said she had pneumonia and was confined to bed.

She died on Tuesday evening at University College Hospital, London, following complications from the transplant.

Ms Lloyd-Roberts, who had also worked for ITN, reported on events in Syria, Burma and North Korea among many others, and campaigned for human rights.

Sue Lloyd-Roberts was educated at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

She worked as a journalist for ITN before joining the BBC, reporting on issues including human rights abuses around the world.

In 2011, she was the first journalist into Homs – the so-called “capital of the Syrian revolution”.

Also during her career, she was sentenced in her absence in China to seven years in prison for her reporting, and was one of the first journalists to talk about female genital mutilation.

She was appointed MBE and CBE for her humanitarian journalism.

She also received the European Women of Achievement Award and won an Emmy for her reporting from North Korea.