Jody Scheckter wiki
Jody David Scheckter is born on 29 January 1950 is a South African former motor racing driver. He competed in Formula One from 1972 to 1980, winning the Drivers’ Championship in 1979 with Ferrari.
Former F1 driver Jody Scheckter has revealed he is ‘utterly heartbroken’ following the death of his daughter at the age of 21.
This is heartbreaking. Daughter of Formula One champion Jody Scheckter dies aged 21 after ‘suspected accidental overdose’ https://t.co/ft6cjBkumG
— Emily Roberts (@emily_s_roberts) October 21, 2019
Jody Scheckter Daughter (Ila Scheckter)
Ila Scheckter, the fifth of Mr. Scheckter’s six children, died in her sleep at home last Thursday following a ‘suspected accidental overdose’ after ‘losing her battle with addiction’, her parents announced today.
In a statement given to Femail, Scheckter and his wife Clare, who run Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, said “the family is totally disconsolate and totally devastated” by the death of Ila. The couple said that their ‘intelligent’ and ‘compassionate’ daughter had ‘wanted to be clean, healthy and happy’ and that she should begin treatment for her drug use the day after her death.
— Julie Gergotz (@juliegergotz) October 21, 2019
Ila Scheckter Education
Ila had recently enrolled at the University of Westminster to study Psychology for Counselling as she wanted to be able to help others with their mental health.
‘Utterly heartbroken’ former F1 champion Jody Scheckter reveals his daughter Ila, 21, has died of a ‘suspected accidental overdose’ after losing her battle with addiction
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Ila Scheckter older brother Hugo and younger sister Poppy
Ila’s older brother Hugo and younger sister Poppy also paid tribute to their ‘beautiful’ sister on Instagram, with each sharing their own collection of personal photos.
Mr. and Mrs. Scheckter told how their ‘intelligent’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘compassionate’ daughter had ‘wanted to be clean, healthy and happy’ and had been due to start treatment. Pictured, Ila cradles her nephew in a photo with brother Freddie, sister Poppy and mother Clare
Ila’s older brother Hugo and younger sister Poppy also paid tribute to their ‘beautiful’ sister on Instagram, with each sharing their own collection of personal photos. Pictured, one of the recent images shared by Hugo in his moving Instagram post
Ila Scheckter Family Statement
The family statement said: ‘Ila had been diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago totally unexpectedly and subsequently underwent major brain surgery.
“ In recent months, she had developed epilepsy, which led her to have extreme anxiety and fear of seizures. She lost her battle against addiction by trying to numb the fear and feelings that overwhelmed her. ‘
Ila’s death comes weeks after he joined his parents, four brothers and a younger sister to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mr. Scheckter’s victory at the 1979 World Championship at the Italian GP in Monza.
Tragic news this evening – the 21-year-old daughter of Formula 1 champion Jody Scheckter has passed away followed a suspected accidental overdose https://t.co/BkWb5ljrad
— Basingstoke Gazette (@BasGazette) October 21, 2019
She saw the good in everyone else and managed to touch the hearts of so many people in a way she never realized. While many loved her, she struggled to feel that love.
‘But she was adored by so many and the outpourings of love to the family from friends and people whose lives she impacted has meant so much to us.’
Mr. and Mrs. Scheckter also praised the “many wonderful friends” and “support” they had found from the Narcotics Anonymous community.
The statement added: ‘Aged only 21, Ila has been taken from our lives too soon and the pain our family feels at her loss is unbearable. Ila is at peace, no longer suffering the fear of further brain surgery – awake, seizures, chemotherapy, radiation, etc.
‘Please respect our privacy to grieve the loss of a much-loved daughter, sister, and aunt. There will be a private family funeral and a memorial service later to celebrate her short life.’
Writing on Instagram yesterday, Ila’s brother Hugo, Head of Player Care at West Ham United, told how Ila was ‘unfairly troubled for so many years’.
‘The only positive is that she’s now at peace and pain-free,’ he continued. ‘She wanted to get better so badly and fought to do so. We are all gutted and miss her terribly.’