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Dragon’s Den star, Hilary Devey dies aged 65 in Morocco after long battle with illness


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British businesswoman and star of Dragon’s Den, Hilary Devey, has died at the age of 65 after battling a ‘long illness’.

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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.

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“I can confirm that Hilary sadly died yesterday. She had been ill for some time.”

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Hilary shot to fame with her appearance on The Secret Millionaire in 2008 and later presented The Business Inspector in 2010.

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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.

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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.

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She appeared on Dragons’ Den between 2011 and 2013 alongside fellow investors Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden.

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