In what will come across as a really startling development, the wife of a millionaire water company boss has died suddenly on holiday in Menorca, it emerged yesterday.
Elsie Mogford, 37, had been married for two years to Steve Mogford, the 65-year-old head of United Utilities.
A keen horsewoman and mother of two sons from a previous marriage, she died at their £1million villa on the south of the Spanish island on Tuesday.
An ambulance was called but Mrs Mogford, who is of Greek descent, could not be saved and was declared dead in hospital.
She married Mr Mogford in June 2019 following the death of his first wife, Barbara, 61, from breast cancer in 2016.
He has two daughters who are around the same age as his second wife.
The cause of death has not been confirmed by Spanish officials. Mrs Mogford had posted a number of photographs of their holiday on social media, including ones of her sunbathing on their £2million yacht.
Last night a family member told the Mail: 'I'm in a state of shock. I don't know many details apart from she was on holiday in Menorca and she died on Tuesday morning.
'They have a villa over there and all I know is that they called an ambulance.
'She has two boys and it's so sad for them. She was a very good horse rider and a lovely person. I got on well with her.'
Neighbours living near the couple's £1.5million farmhouse outside Chorley in Lancashire said family and friends were seen sobbing outside the property on Tuesday.
Source: Daily Mail UK