Billionaire landowner Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, who was once Britain’s wealthiest man, died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire yesterday.
He was rushed to the hospital from his Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire after suffering a suspected heart attack.
The duke, who is Prince William’s godfather, owned swathes of land in central London including in plush Belgravia and Mayfair.
He was thought to be worth £9.35 billion and owned Grosvenor Estates, which has 300 acres across the capital.
It was thought the Duke was the 68th richest billionaire in the world.