Boris Johnson’s mother has died at the age of 79.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a professional painter, passed away “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital on Monday, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Reacting to the news, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: “I’m very sorry to learn of the prime minister’s loss. My condolences to him and his family.”
Mr Johnson once described his mother as the “supreme authority” in the family and credited her with instilling in him the equal value of every human life.
Tory MP Conor Burns said: “So sad to hear of the death of Boris Johnson’s mum. Thoughts and prayers are with him and the whole of the Johnson clan.”
Fellow Conservative Angela Richardson added: “Sad news for the PM tonight as well as the rest of the Johnson family. Thoughts with them all.”