Media coverage of death of Lynn Gilderdale


Additional coverage of the death of Lynn Giderdale will be added as it comes to my attention


Action for ME

Lynn Gilderdale

08 December 2008

“Action for M.E. is extremely saddened to hear news of the death and possible murder of Lynn Gilderdale from East Sussex. Lynn had been severely affected by M.E. for many years.

According to media reports, her mother, Kay was arrested last week on suspicion of murder and bailed to return in March.”  Full news item here


ME Association

Death of Lynn Gilderdale – news update

“Lynn Gilderdale – who had been bedridden since being diagnosed with ME 16 years ago – died at her home in Stonegate, East Sussex, last Wednesday. Her mother Kay has now been arrested on suspicion of her daughter’s murder and released on bail until March 6.

Thirty-one-year-old Lynn, whose image as the face of ME has been displayed on the 25% ME Group’s website for some years, has according to one news report today been unable to speak since August 1992 and was able to communicate only in sign language.”  Full news item here


Channel 5

A brief report and a video report which includes comment from Dr Charles Shepherd, ME Association.  On C5 front news page here: video report and comments here:


Full page article in print edition of today’s Times

[Page 5, includes a commentary from Dr Charles Shepherd (ME Asssociation)]

“Mother Kay Gilderdale is held on suspicion of killing ME daughter”

by Jack Malvern
09 December 2008


BBC TV regional news [1.53 minute video report but no sound!]

Includes reference to The 25% ME Group’s website and comment from Colin Barton, Sussex and Kent ME Society



“Mother arrested after death of ME sufferer”

by Helen Carter
09 December 2008


Daily Mail revised online article

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“Mother arrested as ‘yuppie-flu’ daughter is found dead after 16 years in bed”

By Vanessa Allen, Colin Fernandez and Tamara Cohen

Last updated at 7:25 AM on 09th December 2008

Additional reporting by Daily Mail–Ive-seen-ill-Lynn.html

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“I’ve seen patients paralysed, dying Aids victims, starving children… but I’ve never seen anyone as ill as Lynn”

By Gill Swain

Last updated at 12:41 AM on 09th December 2008



“Mum arrested after death of ME sufferer Lynn Gilderdale”

by Emily Cook

09 December 2008


Links on ME agenda for previous day’s media coverage here: