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Vogue Williams ‘so proud’ of husband Spencer for Mount Everest doc on tragic brother

‘I always found the story devastating, to lose a brother and for his parents to lose a son to Everest’

Spencer Matthews filming the documentary

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews

Neil FetherstonhaughSunday World

Vogue Williams has expressed how proud she is of her husband Spencer Matthews who has embarked on a new documentary about his older brother Michael who died climbing Mount Everest.

The Disney+ film, called ‘Finding Michael’, will tell the story of how Michael sadly died at the age of just 22 in May 1999.

Spencer revealed in an Instagram post how “my brother Michael Matthews became the youngest Brit at that time to climb Mount Everest, aged just 22. Whilst descending from the summit his life was lost.”

“I was aged ten and for a long while afterwards believed in a youthful way that I would see him again,” the former Made In Chelsea star added.

“During recent years the question of whether or not Mike could be found and brought home to our family was often on my mind. I became uncomfortable with the thought of him being left up there, possibly in plain sight.

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews

“So, 23 years after his death and with my family’s support and an experienced team led by @Nimsdai, I travelled to Nepal and trekked to Mount Everest to find my brother and bring him home.

“Over the last eighteen months or so we’ve been making a documentary film about this once in a lifetime journey to the highest point on earth.”

“I am now proud to announce, together with @DisneyPlusUK that early next year we will bring you “Finding Michael”, a strong and powerful story of brotherly love.”

“This has been the most meaningful and humbling experience of my own life and it is hoped the film will deliver my inspiring brother the decent legacy that he earned when so young,” Spencer concluded the post.

Vogue declared her support for husband Spencer by writing: “Incredibly proud of @spencermatthews, he told me what happened to his brother Michael when we met.

“I always found the story devastating, to lose a brother and for his parents to lose a son to Everest.

“Michael’s legacy has always been kept alive by his family and Spencer travelled to Nepal shortly after Otto was born in the hope of finding Michael.”


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