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UK prime minister’s mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, dies aged 79

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The painter Charlotte Johnson Wahl, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s mother, has died at the age of 79, according to a notice published in The Times on Tuesday.

Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s aged 40, died “suddenly and peacefully” at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, on Monday.

Boris Johnson once described his mother as the “supreme authority” in his large, close-knit family.

The prime minister, who was referred to in the notice by his first name, Alexander, is the eldest of her four children with Stanley Johnson, whom she met in 1962.

The others are Rachel, a journalist and commentator, Leo, an environmentalist, and Joe, a former Conservative Party lawmaker and minister.

Johnson Wahl was the daughter of lawyer James Fawcett, who was president of the European Commission........

© The Times of Israel

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