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UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at 79

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies 'suddenly and peacefully' at 79

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his artist mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who passed away at 79, Oyogist.com reports.

The family described her death as “suddenly and peacefully”. She died at a London hospital on Monday evening the family said.

She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 40 and later became president of the European Commission for Human Rights.

The Prime Minister once described her as the “supreme authority” in his family.

Born Charlotte Fawcett in Oxford in 1942, Mrs Johnson-Wahl was the daughter of the barrister Sir James Fawcett – who was president of the European Commission for Human Rights in the 1970s.

One of five children, she studied English at Oxford University. But she interrupted her education to travel to America with Stanley Johnson, whom she met at Oxford and married in 1963.

Ms Wahl had four children: Boris, journalist Rachel, former Cabinet minister Jo and environmentalist Leo, before they divorced in 1979.

The Prime Minister’s son Wilfred was her 13th grandchild.

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