Jack and Winifred Dando welcomed Jill into the world on November 9, 1961, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. She was reared as a devout Baptist and has continued to be one as she has grown older.
When Dando was just three years old, doctors discovered that she had a hole in her heart and a blocked pulmonary artery. She had heart surgery in 1965.
Dando began her career in radio and journalism after completing her studies in journalism at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She began as a trainee reporter for the Weston Mercury, a small weekly newspaper where her father and brother, who was also a journalist, were employed.
After working as a print journalist for five years, Dando joined the BBC in 1985 as a newsreader for BBC Radio Devon.
Is Jill Dando still alive or dead?
Jill Dando is dead. At the age of 37, she passed away in Fulham, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London, England, on April 26, 1999.
She was viciously murdered on the porch in front of her lavish West London home.