Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel Biography
Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel was the wife of Sir David Attenborough, one of the most influential and highly acclaimed naturalist, pacifist and broadcaster and considered as a national treasure in the United Kingdom.
Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel Age
Jane Elizabeth was born on July 11, 1926 , She died on February 1997 at Age 70
Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel Husband
David Attenborough wed Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel in 1950. They were married for 47 years, before she died in 1997.
Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel Childen
The couple had two children, Robert and Susan. Robert is a senior lecturer in bioanthropology for the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan is a former primary school headmistress
Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel Death
she died of a brain haemorrhage in 1997
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He Shared His Deepest Thoughts With Us
David Attenborough married Jane Elizabeth In 1950. They had two children together, Robert and Susan.
In 1997, Jane collapsed with a brain hemorrhage. Attenborough flew home from filming in New Zealand immediately to find his wife alive but in a coma. He spoke to her and held her hand at the hospital. He spent that evening with her, but unfortunately, she passed away the next day. He then wrote: “The focus of my life, the anchor had gone … Now I was lost”.
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Sir David Attenborough can’t cook
Sir David Attenborough lives with his daughter because he can’t cook for himself.
The 92-year-old naturalist doesn’t think he would’ve been able to get through the tragic passing of his wife Jane ElizabethEbsworth Oriel in 1997 if his daughter Susan hadn’t moved in to make sure he was eating properly and keeping up with the duties around the house because he’s not very “domesticated.”
Speaking to the Express newspaper, he said: “Losing your wife is a traumatic and devastating experience. It changed my life profoundly of course. On the other hand my son and daughter were grown up and established in their various careers. I am not very domesticated. I am no sort of cook. My daughter, who’s head of a primary school, soon came to sort me out in terms of cooking in one form or another. She now runs the house. That is a blessing and a godsend for which I am profoundly grateful. I am very very lucky.”
And the ‘Blue Planet’ presenter is no doubt pleased to spend as much time with his daughter as possible as he previously admitted that he deeply regrets missing out on his children’s lives while he was away working for three months at a time.
David – who also has son Robert – said: “I was away for three months at a time.
“If you have a child of six or eight and you miss three months of his or her life, it’s irreplaceable; you miss something.”
Meanwhile, although he’s in the ninth decade of his life, David has no plans to retire any time soon – even though he thinks about death on a “daily basis.”
He said recently: “Not in a morbid kind of way but I suppose in an observational kind of way. I have no intention of retiring, as long as I can do the job and anybody wants me to. Who wouldn’t go on? It is a joy and a huge privilege.”