Jailed celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies following heart attack aged 74

Posted on Dec 10 2017 - 1:07pm by admin

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The former celebrity publicist died in hospital, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice has said.

The jailed PR mogul passed away this morning after collapsing at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire.

It’s believed he collapsed in his cell last Thursday (07 Dec 2017) as he was trying to clean it, and collapsed again the following day.

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The Ministry of Justice said: “As with all deaths in custody, there will be an investigation by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.”

While a spokeswoman for the media mogul: “Our condolences are with Mr Clifford’s family at this difficult time.”

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, his daughter Louise confirmed he was being treated in a hospital’s critical care unit and was in a “bad way”.

MARBELLA, SPAIN - JUNE 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Stacey Solomon, Nick Knowles and Max Clifford pose with guests at a cocktail in a bar in Marbella during the Max Clifford's Celebrity Golf Challenge Fund-Raising Weekend at La Cala Resort on June 10, 2011 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by Daniel Perez/Getty Images)Stacey Solomon, Nick Knowles and Max Clifford pose with guests at a cocktail in a bar in Marbella during the Max Clifford’s Celebrity Golf Challenge (2011) [Getty]

Clifford – who represented Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Muhammad Ali and Marlon Brando in his early career – was serving eight years after being convicted of a string of indecent assaults that took place between between 1977 and 1985.

He went onto manage big media scandals, such as Rebecca Loos, when she negotiated with the press about her alleged affair with England football captain David Beckham.

He represented the late Celebrity Big Brother star Jade Goody, during her cervical cancer and death.

Max Clifford, Sunanda Shetty and Shilpa Shetty during "Music And Lyrics" - London Premiere - Inside at Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)Max Clifford, Sunanda Shetty and CBB star Shilpa Shetty  [Getty]

He also looked after The X Factor legend Simon Cowell.

Clifford appealed against his conviction in November 2014.

He said he believed was fresh evidence, however three appeal court judges dismissed his claim and declared the sentence “justified and correct.”

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