BBC journalist Dianne Oxberry died from ovarian cancer, her husband has said.
The former Radio 1 presenter died aged 51 at the Christie Hospital in Manchester earlier this month.
Her husband Ian Hindle said he wanted to raise awareness about the disease and hoped to set up a charity in his wife’s memory.
Mr Hindle said money raised would “help families and individuals… suffering from this aggressive disease”.
He added: “The aim is also to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its after-effects, particularly where families have suffered sudden loss which can often be the case with this appalling disease.”
Oxberry’s death on 10 January prompted an outpouring of tributes and reaction, including BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo, who worked with her on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show in the 1980s.