Longleat's Lord Bath dies after contracting coronavirus

Longleat's Lord Bath dies after contracting coronavirus

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 1:59pm 5th April 2020. (Updated at 5:37am 6th April 2020)

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The 87 year old owner of the Wiltshire attraction passed away yesterday (Saturday 4th April).

Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, had been admitted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath a week earlier, on Saturday 28th March.

It had been confirmed there that he had Covid-19.

A statement has been released by Longleat: 

"The family would like to express their great appreciation for the dedicated team of nurses, doctors and other staff who cared so professionally and compassionately for Alexander in these extremely difficult times for everyone."

Lord Bath ran the Longleat estate and safari park business up until 2010, when he passed it over to his son, Viscount Weymouth.

Tributes have been paid to him from famous faces on social media: 

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