There was this tweet from Lisa Riley
Lisa Jane riley @Reallisariley 18m
RIP Bernie! We had such a laugh when we worked together! The angels are waiting for you as is my mum with a large glass! Always in our heart
Yeah, I have just seen that one, I'm not a twitter user so wasn't sure if these things get mistakenly posted regularly, but I doubt a friend would tweet if it wasn't true. I shall remain skeptical until I see anything official.
If it is true, I hope she went gently and with no pain