Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a professional painter, and mother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has died at the age of 79, the Telegraph newspaper reported.
Johnson Wahl passed away “suddenly and peacefully” in a London hospital on Monday, the newspaper said, citing a statement from her family.
Downing Street did not respond to a request for comment. Representatives for the family could not be immediately reached Johnson had described her mother as the “highest authority” in the family during the Conservative Party’s annual conference in 2019.
“I am going to cite that supreme authority in my family – my mother, and by the way, for the enthusiastic students of my family’s divisions on EU affairs, I want you to know that I have kept the ace up my sleeve – my mother. voted to ‘get out,’ ”Johnson said at the time.
According to the Telegraph, Johnson Wahl was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 40.
“I try to paint every day if I can, although I have to go to the hospital a lot. I still manage to paint, although my arm will suddenly make a movement that is completely involuntary and almost makes me cry, ”she told the newspaper in an interview in 2008.