Who was Mark Evans?
Mark Evans was widely known as the father of British and Grammy-winning singer Adele who has reportedly died at the age of 57 after battling bowel cancer. Evans revealed in 2013 that he was suffering from cancer and mentioned that he feared he would never meet his grandson Angelo, whom Adele has with her ex-husband Simon Konecki. He walked out on his family when the singer was just 3.
Although attempts were made by him to reconcile with the artist, she was far from forthcoming about the same.
How old was Mark Evans?
Mark Evans was 57 years old at the time of death.
Mark Evans Adele
Adele has had an estranged relationship with her father over the years. Evans walked out on Adele and her mother Penny when the artist was only three years old. He returned to his native Wales. The two met at a pub in north London in 1987 and Adele was born a year later.
After Evans’ father, John, died in 1999, he began drinking heavily.
“I hit the bottle so hard that I am pretty much oblivious to anything that happened to me for three years,” he explained while talking to The Sun back in 2011. “I was way, way below rock bottom by then. I reckon I made Oliver Reed look like a teetotaller,” he added.
“I saw no way out. I didn’t really care whether I lived or died.”
“And all the time I thought, ‘How can I do this to Adele?’ I knew she’d be missing her grandad just as much as I was because they had such a close bond. She adored him. Yet all I could do was drink and I’m so, so ashamed of myself for that.”
“I was in so much grief that I couldn’t see past myself and how I was feeling,” he said back then, explaining his situation.
As Adele’s popularity grew at break-neck speed, their relationship deteriorated even further. Things took a turn for the worse when Evans gave an interview back in 2011, which resulted in Penny telling him that he shouldn’t have done that. He credited himself for shaping Adele’s music. “I’d lie on the sofa all night cradling Adele in my arms and listening to my favorite music — Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan and Nina Simone,” he said. “Night after night I’d play those records. I’m certain that is what shaped Adele’s music,” he added. This, however, did not go well with Adele.
Mark Evans Obituary
In an interview with Vogue in 2012, Adele spoke about how her father reaching out to tabloids was the last straw. “I was actually ready to start trying to have a relationship with him,” she said. “He’s f***ing blown it. He will never hear from me again. Because there is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It’s like, Just let them run it, then. Don’t you give them ammunition.”
She went on to talk about how it not only angered her but also left her deeply saddened, seeing that the interview affected her and those around her. “It makes me angry! To come back after ten years and be like, ‘Maybe her problem with men comes down to me.’ It’s like, F**k off! How dare you comment on my life? It makes my blood boil. It makes my family feel awkward, it makes my friends feel awkward around me, it makes me act awkward, it makes me sad. There’s consequences other than just getting a bit a f***in’ money that lasts you half a year. It blows my mind. ‘I love her so much’? Really? Why are you telling me that through a newspaper?” she said. “If I ever see him I will spit in his face,” she added back then, implying that their relationship was beyond repair.
Evans, on multiple occasions, announced that he and his daughter had been working on their relationship. However, the artist repeatedly denied the same. In 2015, he even claimed that they had patched up and called it all a “misunderstanding”, as reported by The Sun. However, Adele’s 2017 Grammy speech said.
Mark Evans Death
Adele’s estranged father, who walked out on his family when the singer was just 3, has died after a long battle with bowel cancer, it was reported Tuesday. The alcoholic dad claimed over the years to have reconciled with his daughter, just for the 33-year-old “Hello” singer to deny it each time, noted the Sun.
Adele’s father; Mark Evans, has just passed away at the age of 57 after losing the battle against cancer.
Our condolences to Adele at this difficult time.
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— Adele News (@AdeleNews__) May 11, 2021
Mark Evans Cause of Death
She made her feelings perfectly clear in 2017 while accepting the record of the year award at the Grammys, having told her manager that “I love you like you’re my dad.” “I don’t love my dad, that’s the thing. That doesn’t mean a lot. I love you like I would love my dad,” she told her manager.
Adele was raised by mom Penny Adkins in London after her dad left the family.
Evans had admitted in a 2011 interview to the paper that he had been a “rotten father,” blaming his heavy drinking.
Evans had revealed his battle with bowel cancer in 2013, saying at the time that he would never meet his grandson, Angelo — Adele’s son with charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, whom she divorced in March. It was not clear if they ever met.