Monday, August 9, 1999 Published at 11:12 GMT 12:12 UK
Helen Rollason: 1956 - 1999
Helen Rollason was the first female presenter of the BBC's flagship sports programme Grandstand. She also worked on BBC Breakfast News as well as the new-look Six O'Clock News. She was named Sports Presenter of the Year in 1996 and in July was awarded an MBE for services to sport broadcasting and charities.
The presenter with fighting spirit
A self confessed sports nut Helen had a determination that stayed with her right to the end.
Incredibly brave Helen