BBC host reveals brother told him of tragic death of dad, 92, who had cancer and heart failure, during reception

BBC broadcaster Evan Davis has revealed he learned on his wedding day that his father had taken his own life.

Davis’s father, Quintin, who was 92 and had cancer, had left a note saying his “system is closing down” and he had “no alternative”.

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