Billionaire landowner and philanthropist the Duke of Westminster, died aged 64 on 9 August 2016. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire after suddenly becoming ill on his Abbeystead Estate. The duke's fortune was estimated at £8.3 billion by Forbes magazine, making him the world's 68th richest person and the UK's third. A friend of the Royal Family, he became the sixth Duke of Westminster in 1979. He had four children
including his only son 25 years old, Hugh Grosvenor, who is heir to the dukedom and also Prince George's youngest godfather. A private funeral service was held on 12 August, attended only by close family members.