Location, Location, Location's Phil Spencer posts heartbreaking statement after parents were killed in car crash
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Location, Location, Location's Phil Spencer has released a heartbreaking statement following the tragic death of his parents.
“Officers attended along with other emergency services and a man and woman in their 80s were taken to a local hospital where they were later pronounced deceased,” a Kent Police spokesperson said.
“A third person, a woman in her 60s, was in the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. The next of kin has been informed and a report will now be prepared for the coroner.”
"This lovely photograph, recently taken at their home in Kent, is of Anne & David Spencer, I am desperately sad to have to say that they were both killed yesterday in a car accident near their home," she wrote.
"They were farmers, animal lovers & devoted parents to Robert, Caryn, Helen & Philip and adored their 8 Grandchildren, the only blessing is that they died together, so will never have to mourn the loss of each other.
"I suspect many of you may want to join me in sending so much love to Phil and all his family. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers, Thank you."
Now, Spencer himself has taken to social media to release his own statement regarding his parents tragic deaths.
He wrote: "Very sadly both of my amazing parents died on Friday. As a family we are all trying to hold onto the fact Mum and Dad went together and that neither will ever have to mourn the loss of the other one. Which is a blessing in itself.
"Although they were both on extremely good form in the days before (hence the sudden idea to go out to lunch), Mums Parkinson's and Dads Dementia had been worsening and the long term future was set to be a challenge.
"So much so that Mum said to me only a week ago that she had resigned to thinking 'now it looks like we will probably go together'. And so they did."
The Channel 4 presenter continued by saying how the accident happened, writing the car 'toppled' over a bridge.
He added: "There were no physical injuries and I very much doubt they would have even fought it - they would have held hands under the water and quietly slipped away.
"Their carer was in the car and managed to climb out of a back window so the alarm was raised quite quickly.
"As many farmers do - my brother had a penknife and so was able to cut the seat belts - he pulled them out of the river but they never regained consciousness."
Spencer went on to discuss how 'horrendous' he feels right now, but added it will be a 'comfort' in the future knowing his parents died together.