Dragons’ Den star Drew Cockton’s mum confirmed the unhappy information on Facebook (Picture: BBC/Paris Hilton/REX)Paris Hilton has paid tribute to her pal and former Dragons’ Den star Drew Cockton, following his death on the age of 36.
Cockton appeared on the BBC enterprise programme in 2021, and pitched his vegan perfume model named Owen Drew, which he arrange in 2017.
The late star secured an astonishing £50,000 funding from Dragon and retail entrepreneur Touker Suleyman and went on to obtain a wealth of success due to the present’s reputation.
Confirming the tragic information of his death in a press release, his mum, Kate, issued a press release.
Writing on Facebook on Sunday (October 23), she stated: ‘We are actually, completely heartbroken to have to let you know that our beloved Drew Peter George Cockton (my attractive boy) died peacefully at house yesterday. We are devastated past perception.’
Close pals took to social media to share their sorrow, together with American socialite Hilton.
Hilton hailed Cockton a ‘coronary heart of gold’ (Picture: @parishilton/Instagram)The businessman managed to construct a enterprise with gross sales in extra of £1m and endorsements from celebrities like Hilton.
‘Devastated to hear the information of my pal & #LittleHilton @mrowendrew. 😭💔 He was so sort with a coronary heart of gold,’ she wrote through Instagram Stories.
‘My coronary heart breaks for his family members & household. Sending all of them my condolences & a lot love. RIP candy soul❤️🙏 Love you without end my pal😢.’
Cockton was additionally recognized for his work as an LGBTQ+ campaigner and based the North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards, internet hosting the second annual occasion simply final Friday at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.
Cockton’s pitch landed a £50,000 funding from Dragon Touker Suleyman final yr (Picture: BBC)
Cockton pitched his vegan perfume model named Owen Drew on the hit BBC present (Picture:Drew Cockton)Cockton’s companion, Ryan Gunn, additionally posted an image of the couple on his Facebook web page, with tributes pouring in following his loss.
‘So so sorry to hear this terrible information. Stunned doesn’t actually cowl it. Big hugs to you and your beautiful cats,’ one particular person wrote.
‘I’ve no phrases Ryan. Thinking of you and Drew’s household at this horrible time xx’, penned one other.
Following his stint on Dragons’ Den final yr, Cockton gained the guts of the viewers and the Dragons after he shared his psychological well being points, which impressed him to begin his wellness model.
‘I used to be completely inexperienced. I used to be working so arduous that I truly made myself fairly unwell and had a breakdown,’ he stated on the time.
Got a narrative?
If you’ve bought a star story, video or photos get in contact with the Metro.co.uk leisure crew by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff web page – we’d love to hear from you.
MORE : Dragons’ Den star Drew Cockton dies aged 36 one yr after securing £50,000 funding from Touker Suleyman
MORE : House of the Dragon episode 10 finale spells tragedy with gut-wrenching death forward of season 2 (*36*) of the Dragons warfare