Boris Johnson’s mother dies aged 79

The mother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has died.

The artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl was aged 79.

She died “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital.

A death notice was issued in The Times.

Ms Wahl was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 40.

Mr Johnson described her as the “supreme authority” in his family.

After marrying Stanley Johnson in 1963, Ms Wahl had four children: Boris, journalist Rachel, former cabinet minister Jo and environmentalist Leo, before they divorced in 1979.

The PM’s son Wilfred was her 13th grandchild.


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