CervicalCheck campaigner Lynsey Bennett has passed away.
Her family said she died peacefully on Thursday.
The 34-year-old was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2017, following the alleged misinterpretation of smear slides.
Due to the delay in diagnosing it, she sued the HSE and the US lab that analysed her slide - claiming it was allowed to grow and spread without detection.
She ultimately settled for an undisclosed sum - a settlement she said she hoped would free her two daughters, Zoe and Hayley, from financial worries.
A statement on behalf of her family described her as a "very special person".
"It is with great sadness that the family of Lynsey Bennett wish to announce that Lynsey passed away peacefully last night," the statement said.
"Lynsey was a very special person.
"Lynsey’s beautiful girls, father, sisters, family and friends are heartbroken at the passing of Lynsey at the young age of 34 years and would appeal for privacy at the moment", it added.
Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.
Speaking outside court after settling her case in 2021, she had a message for her daughters.
VIDEO 🎥 “...and remember, Mammy loves you”
Heartbreaking words from Lynsey Bennett to her two young daughters.
Today, she secured their financial future after settling a case against the HSE and two US labs over an alleged misinterpretation of her smear samples.... pic.twitter.com/PCfaUWqS01
— Frank Greaney (@FrankGreaney) February 3, 2021
A year after that settlement, Lynsey spoke to The Hard Shoulder to give an update on her condition.