They were seen any number of times nuzzling and hugging, and seemed to love playing patty-cake with one another. mistakenly identifies Spence as a ten year old, although this was a common theme running through our research – people continuously underestimated Spence’s actual age.
He may have been small compared to similarly-aged boys, although in the photos we’ve seen he doesn’t look as young as reports say.
Spence family life seemed idyllic until August 15th, the tragic day in 1977 when Johnnie died suddenly at home from a heart attack.
Marion and daughter Sarah were devastated, Jonathan, who was just four years old, had yet to fully comprehend the death of his father.
Marion was a dancer and actress, appearing in various stage and TV shows and movies including Carry on Cabby.