The death of Jean Turner, Anthea Turner’s mom has hit them so hard, as she couldn’t see her daughter married to socialite fiancé Mark Armstrong.
Jean Turner died of pneumonia at 91 years old, and she was remembered on 2nd May.
Anthea is a 61-year-old presenter, who took to Instagram to share the news, revealing her mother died at Royal Stoke University Hospital last week.
“How thankful I am to have had Mum in my life for nearly 62 years,” Anthea remarked, “but how profoundly sad.”
Turner is an English former television presenter. From 1992 to 1994, she hosted Blue Peter, and from 1994 to 1996, she hosted GMTV.
Jean began her career as a runner for BBC Radio Stoke, later becoming a member of Bruno Brookes’ rap crew. The couple became intimately connected, and through Peter Powell’s management company, they hired him as an agent.
Anthea was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and attended St Dominic’s Grammar School, a Catholic girls’ school.
She was the youngest of Brian and Jean Turner’s three daughters. Ruth, one of her sisters, passed away at 15 years old. Her second sister, Wendy Turner Webster, is a television host.
Jean Turner, Anthea Turner’s mother, died of pneumonia. The 61-year-old TV personality shared the news on Instagram, thanking followers for their support.
She writes, “I don’t believe people die; their spirits continue, and if you look for them, you’ll find them.” When I was younger, I would have railed against it, but I’m my mother’s kid, and when I think about it, I have a lengthy list of gratitude for the things she taught me.
“They commence with basic manners, table etiquette was high on her agenda,” she continued, “then capabilities, I’m not sure I would have passed my Blue Peter audition if she hadn’t taught me about using scissors and glue.”
Anthea recalled her mother’s apple pie fondly, even though she disliked cooking, and admired her for always looking presentable and being ‘on the doorstep.’
She complimented her mother, who was a former English and religion teacher, for assisting her in her academic endeavors. I learned every trick in the book to keep others away from my small problem,” she wrote.
Jean was disturbed by Anthea’s feud with her sister Wendy, another well-known presenter.
Among her friends and supporters, Eamonn Holmes, who described her as a “wonderful lady,” extended her sympathies.
“Honey, I’m really sorry,” Vanessa Feltz remarked. ‘Sending love to you and your family, as usual.’
“I’m so sad for your loss,” Shirlie Kemp replied. God bless her, and please accept my heartfelt condolences on her passing. ‘Anthea X is a fictional character created by Anthea.