Elizabeth Walker Wiki – Elizabeth Walker Biography
According to Elizabeth Walker Bio, Wiki, and Biography, She was the wife of former English motorsport commentator and journalist Murray Walker who died on 13th March 2021. During his time, h was known as the Voice of F1 having provided television commentary of coverage of the sport for the BBC between 1976 and 1996, and for ITV between 1997 and 2001.
Elizabeth Walker Age
Details about her age are not yet known but will be updated soon
Elizabeth Walker Husband, Children
Elizabeth and Murray tied their knots in 1959. The couple had no children.
Murray Walker Career
Walker was known as the Voice of F1 having provided television commentary of coverage of the sport for the BBC between 1976 and 1996, and for ITV between 1997 and 2001. He commentated on his first Grand Prix back in 1949 and was awarded an OBE in 1996 for his services to broadcasting and motorsport.
He retired from full-time commentary after the 2001 United States Grand Prix, but returned to broadcasting part-time in 2005 and made occasional appearances on the BBC, Channel 4, and Sky Sports F1.
Murray Walker Death
The exact cause of his death is not yet known, but during his late years, he battled health problems. He was diagnosed with a mild form of lymphoma during tests in hospital after he suffered a fall while on a German river cruise holiday when he was aged 89.
Speaking in 2016, he made a heartbreaking admission he was not physically able to attend races but vowed to keep his passion for the sport until his death. Speaking to the Mirror, he said: “I am an old man, my legs aren’t what they used to be. You know four days of walking about at a Grand Prix is very hard work indeed. I would rather quietly stay at home. You certainly know what is happening if you are looking at the box because the coverage is so good and the graphics are so good, you miss nothing. And you can miss things if you are there”.
He added: “You never like to say never but I think I have been to my last Grand Prix. And do I like it? No, I don’t. But you work with the hand you are dealt. I did a big piece at Silverstone that is going out as part of this weekend’s coverage. So I won’t be there, but I will be there in spirit and on the box. I have always been passionate about it and I am sure I will be and will go on as long as I can put one foot in front of each other.”
Murray Walker Tribute
Following his death, many people have been sending their condolences to the family terming Walker as the greatest F1 Voice Commentator.
A statement from the British Racing Drivers’ Club read: “It’s with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE. A friend, a true motorsport legend, the nation’s favorite commentator, and a contagious smile. Murray will be sadly missed, his mark and voice will live on in motorsport and our hears forever”.