Mental health nurse Deborah Bone - said to have inspired Pulp's Disco 2000 song - died shortly after she learned she had been awarded an MBE, her family has announced.
A childhood friend of Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker in Sheffield, her name is frequently referenced in the band's hit single which reached number 7 in 1995:
Cocker is said to have performed the song at Deborah's 50th birthday party last year.
In a section about her life on her website, she wrote:
The mental health nurse was recognised in the New Year Honours list, released just hours after her death earlier this week.
She had been battling a form of bone marrow cancer.
Her husband Colin told the Stevenage Comet:
Writing on Deborah's website, her family said: