The Duke of Westminster, the patriarch of one of the United Kingdom’s wealthiest family businesses, has died of a heart attack.
The Duke, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, died yesterday afternoon at Preston Royal Infirmary. He was aged 64.
He was taken there from the Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire where he had suddenly taken ill, the property group Grosvenor announced.
“His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time, the statement said.