Delia Smith’s mother Etty Smith has died at the age of 100.
According to Press Association Norwich City Football Club, of which Delia and her husband Michael Wynn-Jones are joint majority shareholders, revealed Etty died earlier this month.
She was credited with being the one who ‘set the standards’ for presenter Delia’s cooking.
Speaking in an ITV documentary about celebrity chef Delia’s career back in 2001, Michael revealed the influence Etty had on Delia.
He said: ‘Her mother’s priority was always good cooking.
‘She was the one who set the standards for Delia.’
Etty was a Norwich City Football Club fan and a regular at fixtures, from first team matches through to U23 and U18 games.
She was often seen around the club’s training ground and it would not be uncommon for her to speak to head coach Daniel Farke after games in the Directors’ Lounge.
The family have asked for privacy at this time.
Tributes have begun to come in for the football superfan, with a Canaries supporter page writing on social media: ‘We are so sad to hear the news about Etty and send our heartfelt condolences to Delia & Michael, Tom and Alice and all family and friends. She will be sadly missed , rest in peace Etty.’
Former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas added: ‘Thoughts with Delia & Michael and the whole Canaries FC family after the death of Delia’s mother.
‘Etty was not only one of the most loyal and committed Norwich fans you could ever meet, she was a wonderfully kind woman and her sausage rolls were legendary. Rest well Etty.’
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