The legendary BBC presenter will turn 95 this Saturday. A national treasure, Sir David first found fame after working in the BBC production team in the Sixties and since then has appeared in countless documentaries around the world. Sir David has stated he feels like he was “slowing down” in terms of his workload and in December he added that he may never fly long-distance again after recording his narration for a new series from his home in Richmond.
But he previously admitted he does get lonely on his own.
He said in 2009: “Yes. I mean, I would rather have people around.
“The thing is, when you go around the house, you know that no matter how many doors you open there is not going to be anybody there, and that's a pity.
“Then you go down to have a meal that you have to cook for yourself, which is not too odd, but, you know, it is nice to be able to talk to someone.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
David Attenborough admitted he was lonely (Image: GETTY)
Sir David will celebrate his 95th birthday this weekend (Image: GETTY)
In 1997, Sir David’s wife, Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel, passed away after 47 years of marriage.
While filming his documentary ‘The Life of the Birds in New Zealand,’ Sir David received the terrible news that she had collapsed.
Aged 70 at the time, Mrs Oriel had suffered a brain haemorrhage and had little chance of survival.
Sir David rushed to her side, where he remained for a short time until her death.
Writing of his wife's final moments in his 2010 memoir 'Life On Air,’ Sir David remembered wondering if she would respond in any way when he held her hand for the last time.
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The legendary presenter has been on screens for decades (Image: GETTY)
He stated: ”She did, and gave my hand a squeeze. The focus of my life, the anchor had gone… now I was lost.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer