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'She left behinde an important legacy'

TRIBUTES have been paid to a British Greek Cypriot peace activist who was found dead on an Aegean island on last week Wednesday.

'She left behinde an important legacy'

Photo By: Brian Peazon

TRNC broadcaster Denise Phillips described astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 35, as a “bubbly” and “fantastic person” who “believed in peace and reconciliation”.

“She was not just a Greek Cypriot, she was a Cypriot,” Ms Phillips told Cyprus Today.

Ms Philips last saw Dr Christopher six weeks ago when she appeared on her BRT Main Event show to talk about “astrophysics, black holes, stars and eclipses”.

 “She was into getting Turkish and Greek Cypriot kids to meet and know one another, and learn each other’s language,” she said.

 “On one of my programmes I asked her how she would like to be remembered, to which she replied she wanted to help build a legacy of astronomy in Cyprus . . . It is a very sad moment that we have lost such a fantastic person.”

Ms Phillips said she plans to rebroadcast her interview with Dr Christopher at a later date as a tribute to her “but not yet, as it’s too raw and upsetting at the moment.”

In 2017 the running enthusiast, a member of United Cyprus Now (UCN), launched Cyprus Girls Can, a bicommunal project to encourage more women and girls to become involved in sport.

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