Dragon’s Den star, Hilary Devey dies aged 65 in Morocco after long battle with illness
British businesswoman and star of Dragon’s Den, Hilary Devey, has died at the age of 65 after battling a ‘long illness’.
Her publicist in a statement on Sunday, said that the Bolton-born multi-millionaire died in Morocco at her holiday home on Saturday night, June 11.
“I can confirm that Hilary sadly died yesterday. She had been ill for some time.”
Hilary shot to fame with her appearance on The Secret Millionaire in 2008 and later presented The Business Inspector in 2010.
Ms. Devey, who was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to the transport industry and charity, rose to fame on the BBC Two hit series Dragon’s Den, and became a popular figure after her approach on the show.
Ms Devey made her fortune launching Pall-Ex, a palletised freight network, which grew into an international network with a combined turnover of over £100m.
She appeared on Dragons’ Den between 2011 and 2013 alongside fellow investors Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden.