‘My dad is all I’ve left’: Charlie Starmer-Smith Jnr shines light on father’s dementia with single to be played at Twickenham as tribute to legendary BBC and ITV rugby commentator
- Charlie Starmer-Smith wrote Spotlight for a BBC radio competitors
- Single will be played at Twickenham earlier than Barbarians vs Samoa on Saturday
- Nigel Starmer-Smith labored as commentator for each BBC and ITV
- Starmer-Smith revealed in March that his father had been dementia
The son of legendary rugby commentator Nigel Starmer-Smith has launched a single about his father’s dementia battle, which can be aired right now at Twickenham throughout Barbarians v Samoa.
During lockdown, Charlie Starmer-Smith wrote Spotlight — which was launched yesterday in support of the Alzheimer’s Society — responding to a BBC radio competitors.
Starmer-Smith Jnr’s late mom Ros inspired him to enter earlier than she died of most cancers this year.
Former BBC and ITV rugby commentator Nigel Starmer-Smith is affected by dementia
Starmer-Smith (left) launched the Rugby Special for the BBC for 15 years
Charlie Starmer-Smith additionally lost his older sister to leukaemia when she was 16, after which his youthful brother to Hodgkin lymphoma at 19.
‘With my brother and sister dying when I was young, my Dad is all I have left and it has made me even more determined to do something positive,’ he mentioned.
Starmer-Smith gained seven England Test caps between 1969 and 1971
His son Charles has launched a single that can be played at Twickenham on Saturday