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Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at the age of 79 

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Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at age 79

  • Charlotte Johnson Wahl would have died ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at the age of 79
  • A professional painter, she died Monday in a London hospital, the family said










Boris Johnson’s mother is reported to have passed away at the age of 79.

Charlotte Johnson Wahl would have died ‘sudden and peaceful’, according to… the Telegraph.

Mrs Johnson Wahl, a professional painter, is said to have died in a London hospital on Monday.

Charlotte Johnson Wahl is said to have passed away ‘suddenly and peacefully’, the Telegraph reports. Ms Johnson Wahl, a professional painter, died Monday in a London hospital, the Johnson family said. Here she is pictured with Boris Johnson at the launch of his book ‘The Churchill Factor’ in 2014

Born Charlotte Fawcett, she was the daughter of the barrister Sir James Fawcett - who was President of the European Commission on Human Rights in the 1970s

Born Charlotte Fawcett, she was the daughter of the barrister Sir James Fawcett – who was President of the European Commission on Human Rights in the 1970s

Born Charlotte Fawcett, she was the daughter of lawyer Sir James Fawcett – who was president of the European Commission on Human Rights in the 1970s.

She studied English at Oxford University, but interrupted her education to travel to America with Stanley Johnson, whom she married in 1963.

She returned to complete her degree as the first married female student at her university.

Mrs. Johnson Wahl painted a variety of subjects, mainly portraits. She was the subject of an exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London in 2015.

Absolutely fabulous star Joanna Lumley, former Evening Standard editor Simon Jenkins and author Jilly Cooper were among those whose portraits she painted.

Along with Boris Johnson, she was also the mother of former Conservative MP Joseph Johnson, journalist Rachel Johnson and entrepreneur Leo Johnson.

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