Netflix Who Killed Jill Dando? A look at Jill Dando's parents and brother Nigel Dando

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Netflix: Who Killed Jill Dando is set to be released on Tuesday 26 September

A new true-crime documentary series is set to be released on Netflix that will look into the unsolved murder case of journalist Jill Dando.

Crimewatch presenter Jill Dando was shot dead on the front doorstep of 29 Gowan Avenue Fulham, London on April 26 1999. Jill Dando was just 37 years-old when she died. 

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The three-part series will revisit the mystery behind Jill Dando 's murder including interviews with her brother Nigel Dando and the police officers who were involved in the investigation.

Who were Jill Dando’s parents? 

Jill Dando was born November 9 1961 to her mother Winifred Mary Jean Dando and father Jack Dando. She had one older brother, Nigel Dando who was nine years older than her. Her mother died of Leukaemia when Jill Dando was 25. Jack Dando died in 2009 according to the Weston Mercury “Jack died in his sleep at Jasmine Court Nursing Home in Park Place, Weston.”

When Jill Dando was a child, doctors discovered that she had a hole in her heart and a  blocked pulmonary artery. She had heart life saving surgery at the age of three. 

Who is Jill Dando’s Brother Nigel Dando?

Nigel Dando was a journalist for BBC Bristol before retiring in 2017. Nigel Dando was heavily involved in the Netflix documentary series. He hopes its release will lead to new information about the murder of his sister. Speaking to The Times earlier this year, Nigel Dando said “Someone might know something.” 

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Nigel Dando is reportedly married to his wife and the couple live in Bristol although he has not publicly confirmed this.

In the Netflix documentary Nigel Dando revealed that he found out about his sister's murder when he was working in the newsroom and saw it on the TV screen when the news broke. He said he immediately thought that he needed to head home to Weston-Super-Mare to protect his father from the media frenzy.

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine show on Tuesday September 26 Nigel Dando recently shared his own theory of what happened to his sister. He said: "We followed all the theories and the twists and turns of the case."

"But when you strip it right back and you look at the roads that the police went down to follow up these theories, at the end of the day, none of them really held water, there was no evidence. My theory, which I still stick to, I don't know how true it is, people may say it's quite fanciful but that Jill was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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What was Jill Dando famous for?  

Jill Dando started her career as a trainee journalist for her local newspaper Weston Mercury. She progressed from print to mainstream media production and began presenting the TV show Holiday and the Six O'clock News. Jill Dando was due to present the Six O'clock News the evening after she was killed. 

Jill Dando was best known for being the co-host on the BBC series Crimewatch alongside Nick Ross. After her death the show she once presented reconstructed her murder in a hope to find more information to help with the police investigation. 

The nation's sweetheart was featured on the front cover of many magazines and in 1997 was awarded the BBC Personality of the Year Award. 

Who was Jill Dando in a relationship with? 

Jill Dando’s had a relationship with the BBC executive Bob Wheaton from 1989 - 1996, who was her boss at the time. After the pair split Jill Dando briefly dated National Park warden Simon Basil. 

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In 1997 Jill Dando met gynaecologist Alan Farthing through a mutual friend. After his divorce from his first wife was finalised, Jill Dando and Alan Farthing announced they were engaged. The couple were set to wed in September 1999 but she sadly never made it down the aisle. 

When is the Jill Dando documentary on Netflix?

Who Killed Jill Dando is available to watch on Netflix from Tuesday 26 September 

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