Victoria Alliss Bio, Wiki
Victoria Alliss was the 3rd born daughter of Peter Alliss and Jackie, an English professional golfer, television presenter, commentator, author, and golf course designer. She died at the age of 11 after being born with irreparable brain damage.
Peter Alliss was first married in 1953 to Joan McGuinness. They had two children, Gary (born 1954) and Carol (born 1960). In 1972, Alliss married his second wife, Jackie. With Jackie, Alliss had two daughters, Sara and Victoria, and two sons, Simon and Henry. Gary is a professional golfer and teacher and was captain of the Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup team in 2007 and 2009.
Victoria Alliss Died aged 11
Life wasn’t always kind to Alliss and his wife, Jackie., their third-born daughter, Victoria died at the age of 10 after being born with irreparable brain damage. Alliss describes the great tragedy of his life, “My wife, Jackie, was shattered – but she became a giant. For 11 years she visited Victoria in a home every day, showing her love and tenderness even though it was unlikely anything was being absorbed. I behaved badly. I became an ostrich. I couldn’t visit Victoria.
“Our daughter, Victoria, died when she was 11 years old,” he said. “She was very severely handicapped, having no central nervous system. She looked like a doll and hardly made a sound. That changed me. I used to get upset by little things and wonder why someone didn’t say hello for example. But, having had Victoria, I realized that the person who walks past without speaking might have problems I don’t know about. So all those things I used to worry about were eliminated from my life.”
“When she was 11 we got this call late at night to say she had just died. We didn’t cause a fuss – but her death did change me. Before then I wanted people to like me. I’d get upset if I walked past old Joe and he didn’t say good morning to me for some reason. I suddenly realised, well, maybe his wife left him or his granny died the night before. As long as they don’t come and hit me over the head with a golf club, it doesn’t matter what they think of me.
Peter Alliss Death & Cause
Peter Alliss died on Sunday, 6 December 2020 at the age of 89. In September 2020, but the speed of his demise still came as a shock. 2021 was to be his 60th year in broadcasting and he was expected to retire after the Ryder Cup.
A statement on behalf of the Alliss family read: “It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend, Peter Alliss. Peter’s death was unexpected but peaceful. Peter was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and his family ask for privacy at this difficult time.
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Alliss, truly one of golf’s greats. Peter made an indelible mark on everything he did in our game, but especially as a player and a broadcaster, and he leaves a remarkable legacy. Our thoughts are with his wife Jackie and the Alliss family.”
Alliss won more than 20 tournaments and played in eight Ryder Cups — there can be no doubting that after he hung up his spikes in the 70s, he found his natural home in the booth, establishing himself alongside other legends such as Bill McLaren, Murray Walker, Richie Benaud, and Dan Maskell.
Legendary BBC golf commentator and former golfer, Peter Alliss has died at the age of 89.
Known as the 'the voice of golf', he has been synonymous with the BBC's golf coverage for more than half a century.
Our thoughts go to his family and friends at this sad time.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 6, 2020