TV presenter Phil Spencer has stated his mother and father “would have held hands under the water and quietly slipped away”, after their automobile toppled off a bridge and right into a river.
His mom mom Anne and father David died on their farm in Littlebourne, Kent, whereas on their approach to lunch on Friday.
On Instagram, Spencer, 53, stated: “Very sadly both of my amazing parents died on Friday.
“As a family we are all trying to hold on to 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.”
Spencer, greatest know for the Channel 4 property present Location, Location, Location, stated the accident is “what God had planned for them” so the couple may keep collectively after six a long time of marriage and 4 kids.
Describing the moments earlier than the accident, he wrote: “The car, going very slowly, toppled over a bridge on the farm drive, upside down into the river.
“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.”
Kent Fire and Rescue service was known as and spent 90 minutes on the scene.
Spencer stated the household are “desperately sad and shocked beyond all belief”, however are clear that “if there can ever be such a thing as having a ‘good end’ – this was it”.
He added: “It feels horrendous right now, but after almost 60 years of marriage, to die together on the farm they so loved will, I know, be a comfort in the future.
“Mum and Dad are together, which is precisely where they would have wanted to be.”
Spencer’s co-presenter Kirstie Allsopp requested followers to affix her in “sending so much love” to his household following the deaths.
On Instagram, the 51-year-old wrote: “This lovely photograph, recently taken at their home in Kent, is of Anne and David Spencer, I am desperately sad to have to say that they were both killed yesterday in a car accident near their home.
“They were farmers, animal lovers and devoted parents to Robert, Caryn, Helen and Philip and adored their eight grandchildren, the only blessing is that they died together, so will never have to mourn the loss of each other.”