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Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64 – BBC News

Media captionThe Duke of Westminster has died at persons under the age of 64

Billionaire landowner and philanthropist the Duke of Westminster has died aged 64, his family said.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire on Tuesday after abruptly growing affliction on his Abbeystead Estate.

The duke’s fortune was estimated at $10.8 bn (8. 3bn) by Forbes magazine, preparing him the world’s 68 th richest being and the UK’s third.

A friend of the Royal Family, he grew the sixth Duke of Westminster in 1979.

‘Privacy’

He had four children including his only son, Hugh Grosvenor, 25, who is heir to the dukedom and too Prince George’s youngest godfather.

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