Andrew Parkinson- Tragedy Of Michael Parkinson Son

by Pragya Fri Aug 18 2023 Updated On Mon Aug 21 2023
Andrew Parkinson- Tragedy Of Michael Parkinson Son

Andrew Parkinson is the son of the late English TV presenter, broadcast, journalist, and author Michael Parkinson. His mother‘s name is Mary Heneghan.

He has two siblings, Michael and Nicholas. He is an American citizen by his nationality.

Andrew Parkinson with his parents and siblings.
Andrew Parkinson with his parents and siblings. Source: Facebook

About Andrew’s Dad Michael

Michael was a TV presenter, broadcast journalist, and author. He was famously known for his TV show Parkinson. 

He was born in the year 1935 and had his birthday on March 28. 

His parents, Jack Parkinson, and Freda Rose Parkinson, raised him. 

Married Life Of Michael

Michael was married to his wife, Mary Heneghan. They tied the knot back in 1959. They shared three children, all of them are sons. 

His oldest son’s name is Andrew, his second son’s name is Nicholas, and his youngest son is Michael Jr

He and his wife shared great married life until Michael‘s death parted them in 2023

Parents of Andrew Parkinson.
Parents of Andrew Parkinson. Source: Pinterest

Age And Net Worth

Andrew was born in the year 1960 and is currently 63 years old.  He had a net worth of $ 12 Million

Michael's Gift To His Wife 

Michael and his wife had been married for more than 60 years. They shared three children and had a great life together. 

They faced many ups and downs together, and Michael had even admitted in many interviews that he couldn’t imagine his life without his wife, Mary

Mary meant a lot to him, and after his third child's birth, he underwent a vasectomy. 

He didn’t want his wife to undergo birth control as it has many harmful side effects. 

It was his gift to his wife, and by doing that, he broke the taboo and inspired so many other men to do it for their wives. 

He felt that going under vasectomy would be a great gift for many women that a man could give.

Michael Defeated Cancer

Michael was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2013

He learned about his cancer through his routine health checkup and was shocked and initially distraught; however, he wasn’t scared of dying. The doctor had assured him that he was going to get through that. 

He went to radiotherapy for his cancer treatment. He always believed that he would make it through. 

Despite cancer, he lived a very usual and reasonable life as he had no side effects from the therapy. 

He went through the therapy sessions five days weekly. 

He got cancer free two years later and was very grateful for the doctors and medical science which made it possible.

Michael Gave A Hard Time To His Wife

Michael and his wife shared a long relationship. Even though their marriage lasted so long, it wasn’t like a fairy tale. 

Michael revealed in an interview that he had had a tough time with his wife. At the beginning of their marriage, he was an alcoholic. 

He was always drunk, and seeing him like that wasn’t easy for his wife. 

He recalled a moment when his wife came to him and told him that he was ugly when he was drunk. 

Those words from his wife made him realize that alcohol was not doing any good to him and his family. 

He knew alcohol damaged his health, and as he wanted to live a long and good life with his family, he gave up on alcohol.

Michael Talked To His Best Friend Before His Death 

Michael was one of the most outstanding journalists. He had been on the TV for a very long time. 

Sadly he is no more, as he passed away on August 16, 2023. His family and friends were devastated by his death. 

His death has affected one of his close friends named Dickie Bird

According to Dickie, he and Michael had known each other since their school days. 

They had been friends for 70 years and shared a close bond. Dickie regarded Michael as his best friend whom he could call during his bad days. 

Dickie also said that he was talking to Michael for a long day just a day before his death.

They had a great talk, and he never thought that his phone call with Michael would be their last call a day before his death. 

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