British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s mother has died at the age of 79.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl died on Monday in a London hospital. According to Sky News, Johnson and Wall suffered from Parkinson’s disease, which limited her career as a professional painter.
The BBC reported that Johnson Wahl, whose father was the President of the European Commission on Human Rights in the 1970s, married Stanley Johnson in 1963. She graduated from Oxford University as the first ever married student.
The couple had four children – politician Boris, journalist Rachel, former minister Joe and environmentalist Leo. The couple separated in 1979.
As an artist, Johnson Wahl is best known as a portrait.
When she married American Professor Nicholas Wahl in 1988 and moved to New York, she also began painting an urban landscape.
After the death of her second husband, she returned to London in 1996.
At the age of 40, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Despite this diagnosis, she continued to paint and maintained stability at work with the help of a walker.
Prime Minister Johnson once described his mother as the “highest authority” in the family and the person who taught him to respect every human life without discrimination.
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