2015年4月26日星期日

John Suchet's wife dies aged 73 after decade-long battle with dementia

  • Classic FM DJ and former ITN presenter's wife died on April 15, aged 73
  • John Suchet had described his wife Bonnie as the 'love of my life'
  • He had been open about her dementia diagnosis and wrote a book about it

The wife of broadcaster John Suchet has died after a decade-long battle with dementia.

Bonnie Suchet was described by her husband as 'the love of my life'. She died on April 15, aged 73.

Classic FM DJ and former ITN presenter Suchet had been open about his wife's diagnosis, writing a book about it and becoming honorary president of the Dementia UK charity.

Bonnie Suchet (pictured with John) was described by her husband as 'the love of my life'

Bonnie Suchet (pictured with John) was described by her husband as 'the love of my life'

In September, Suchet, 71, said: 'The Bonnie I remember no longer exists.' Last night he declined to comment, saying it was a 'private family matter'.

Four years ago the former ITN frontman said all he could say about the 'wretched disease' was that it was 'taking its course' and confessed things 'will only get worse'.

At that point his wife had been in a home for two years.

The newscaster, who presented bulletins at ITN for 17 years, added that if he chose to wallow in the tragedy of his wife's Alzheimer's disease, then the condition would have claimed another 'victim'.



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