English presenter and businessman Chris Evans paid tribute to his mother Minnie, who passed away at the age of 92. The BBC Radio 2 presenter found out that she died at the age of 92 just before he went on air. Vassos Alexander, the sports reporter had stepped in to Evans’ breakfast show on April 3, 2018 and read out a statement about the presenter’s absence.
Evans had explained, “I needed to go straight back home to be with the family. But it’s all OK, in fact it’s very OK. Mum needed to be at peace”. The presenter continued that his mother was an incredible person and anyone who met her had the same opinion. Evans added, “And ultimately there was no battle lost, only a life won every single day. If Mum had the first idea I might not have shown up today because of her, she would have been furious.”
Alexander at the end of the show thanked thousands of listeners who sent well wishes for the British presenter. Vassos concluded by the end of the show, “We will of course pass them on to Chris and his family”, and then handed over to Ken Bruce.
Bruce appreciated Alexander for filling in at the last moment in a short notice. Listeners of the Chris Evans Show were kept updated about his mother’s activities. Last year, the presenter revealed that she had tried making pizza for the first time at the age of 91 after undergoing an eye surgery. Evans had also revealed that he had sought his mother’s advice when it was revealed that he was BBC’s highest paid presenter. The presenter revealed that his mother advised to earn what you can, when you can and while you can, doing a job that he loved. Condolences were offered by the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu on social media.
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