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She was Elizabeth Ann Bloomer by birth, but she is better known by her nickname and her (second) husband's surname. Her candour, especially in openly discussing her personal problems, distinguished her from most of her predecessors (this was not an elected post, by the way, and neither was her husband elected to the post he held).

She admitted to being addicted to alchohol and prescription drugs and successfully recovered from them. In response, she co-founded a clinic (which continues to be in her name).

Who is this lady, who passed away in July this year?

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