British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mourns the death of mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in mourning after his mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who was a professional painter, died on Monday at St Mary’s Hospital in west London.

The 79-year-old suffered from Parkinson’s. The Times newspaper reported that she died “suddenly and peacefully”.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in mourning after his mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who was a professional painter, died on Monday at St Mary’s Hospital in west London.

The 79-year-old suffered from Parkinson’s. The Times newspaper reported that she died “suddenly and peacefully”.

The Prime Minister once described his mother as the “highest authority” in the family.

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Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, and his mother, before their divorce in 1979, had four children, Boris, journalist Rachel, former MP Jo Johnson and environmentalist Leo.

In 1988 she married the American professor Nicholas Wahl and lived in New York. After Wahl’s death, she returned to London in 1996.

She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 40, but she kept painting and using a walker to support herself while working.

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In a 2008 interview, Wahl said of her Parkinson’s disease, “I try to paint every day when I can, even though I often have to go to the hospital. I can still paint when my arm is suddenly enough.” a movement that is completely unintentional and almost moves me to tears. ”

Along with several other leaders, Labor opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer offered condolences to Boris Johnson on social media.

“I am very sorry to hear of the prime minister’s loss. My condolences to him and his family,” wrote Starmer.

(With contributions from agencies)

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