Jill Wendy Dando was an English journalist, television presenter, and newsreader. She spent most of her career at the BBC and was the corporation’s Personality of the Year in 1997.
Who was Jill Dando engaged to?
Jill Dando got engaged to Alan Farthing and married to him, in September 1999. Dando met gynaecologist Alan Farthing, later Queen Elizabeth II’s physician, on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Farthing was separated from his wife at the time.
Dando was a member of the Weston-super-Mare Amateur Dramatic Society and Exeter Little Theatre Company, with whom she appeared in plays at the Barnfield Theatre. She was a volunteer at Sunshine Hospital Radio in Weston-super-Mare in 1979.
As Dando was about to put her keys in the lock to open the front door of her home in Fulham, she was grabbed from behind. With his right arm, the assailant held her and forced her to the ground, so that her face was almost touching the tiled step of the porch. Then, with his left hand, he fired a single shot at her left temple, killing her instantly.