Healthy Living

15 Famous People Whose Lives Are Touched by Parkinson's Disease

15. Jenni Murray

Definitely, not the last celebrity influenced by Parkinson’s, Jenni Murray, radio broadcaster for the BBC, watched her mother suffer from the disease. Murray’s mother Winifred Bailey was diagnosed at the age of 70 and died ten years later. Jenni Murry has spoken of the complications and difficulties her mother faced. Jenni said of her mother, “Most upsetting for her was the effect on her speech. She loved to gossip or debate ideas, and she prided herself on her lovely voice and precise articulation.”

Photo: Jenni Murray by NHS Employers.