Former Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65.
The entrepreneur was staying at her holiday home in Morocco when she died on Saturday night, June 11. Her agent confirmed the news of her death in a statement today, which came following a long illness, the Mirror Online reports.
A spokesperson said: “I can confirm that Hilary sadly died yesterday. She had been ill for some time.”
Hilary shot to fame on the BBC business show where the Bolton native was beloved by fans for her tough talking ways. She left school at the age of 16 and endured a wild range of jobs – including a stint in the Women’s RAF – before finally seeking her fortune.
The enterprising star eventually sold her house and her car to set up her business Pall-Ex which went on to be worth millions.