UK PM Boris Johnson mourns mother's sudden death
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The 79-year-old had been suffering from Parkinson's disease and a notice of her death in 'The Times' newspaper said that she died ''suddenly and peacefully'' at St. Mary's Hospital in west London on Monday.
Johnson once described his mother as the ''supreme authority'' in the family.
At the age of 40, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease but continued painting, steadying herself with a walking frame as she worked.
During an interview in 2008, Wahl said in reference to her Parkinson's: ''I try to paint every day if I possibly can, though I have to go to the hospital a lot.
''I still manage to paint, though my arm will suddenly do a movement which is completely unintentional, and that almost brings me to tears.'' Opposition Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer was among several political leaders to take to social media to send Boris Johnson their condolences.
''I'm very sorry to learn of the Prime Minister's loss. My condolences to him and his family,'' Starmer tweeted.
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