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Professor Linda Cardozo tragically passed away while on a flight from London to Nice on Thursday night, just a week after celebrating her 73rd birthday.
A professor of urogynaecology and consultant gynaecologist at King's College Hospital, London, her employer paid tribute to her as a 'true pioneer'.
Her family said that after having health issues in previous months, Prof Cardozo was getting better, and had been heading to Nice for a week's holiday on Thursday, September 21.
She had been alongside her husband Stuart Hutcheson when they both fell asleep, but Prof Cardozo did not wake up when the plane landed, the Times reports.
Professor Linda Cardozo, pictured, died on a flight from London to Nice on Thursday, September 21
The 73-year-old, pictured, fell asleep next to her husband, but didn't wake up after the plane landed
The emergency services were called to the plane, which had landed under the call sign BA 348, but despite the best efforts of medics nothing could