James McAvoy’s mother dies aged 59

By on February 4, 2018
James McAvoy's mother dies aged 59

James McAvoy’s mother dies aged 59

James McAvoy left heartbroken after his mum, 59, dies at her Glasgow council flat.

Liz Johnstone died in the Glasgow council estate flat the actor grew up in after battling ill health for years.

Her death in the Drumchapel area of the city is being treated by Scotland Yard as “non-suspicious”.

The Atonement actor, 38, remained close to his mother, a psychiatric nurse, until her death – despite having cut ties with his father.

He did not speak to his dad James McAvoy Senior, a roofer, from age seven when his parents split.

A local source told the Daily Record: “Liz had health troubles and faced up to them as well as possible but it meant she really kept herself to herself. James became estranged from his dad but he was supportive of his mother.

“She had no desire to change her life on the back of his fame. She wished to stay in Drumchapel and that’s what she did.”

In 2008, James Snr told the Daily Mail that the Shameless star “took it hard” when he split from his mother.

He told the newspaper: “I think James still had hopes of me and his mum sorting things out.

“It has been hard on me not being in his life, but I’m just glad that he seems happy.”

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