A businessman who received a £50,000 funding on the TV present Dragons’ Den has died all of the sudden on the age of 36.
Drew Cockton, who owned dwelling vegan perfume and candle model Owen Drew, died at dwelling on Saturday 22 October.
Confirming the information in a Facebook put up, his mom Kate wrote: “We are truly, utterly heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Drew Peter George Cockton (my gorgeous boy) died peacefully at home yesterday.
“We are devastated past perception. Life is rarely, ever going to be the identical once more. Rest peacefully darling boy.”
She additionally shared a photograph of her son, wanting joyful and relaxed in a sunny backyard.
Mr Cockton, who was additionally founding father of the North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards, died simply hours after the second LGBTQ+ Business Awards have been held on the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool.
Celebrities paid tribute, with Paris Hilton, who was a fan of his candles, writing on Instagram: “You were such a light.”
Along with a brief video, exhibiting her with Mr Cockton, and a photograph of him together with his candles, she wrote that she was “devastated,” including “so kind with a heart of gold… my heart breaks for his loved ones and family”.
Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Touker Suleyman, who backed Mr Cockton on the BBC actuality present, and invested £50,000 in his model, additionally stated he was “devastated by the news”.
Suleyman wrote on Instagram: “Drew came to Dragons Den and won my investment in his candle and fragrance business. Young man with drive, passion, business acumen, with plenty of energy. He will be missed by his family and us. Rest in peace Drew.”
Meanwhile, the group at The Guide in Liverpool, who have been on stage with him at Friday’s North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards stated they have been additionally devastated.
In a tweet, they stated: “He brought so much love and joy to the winners, nominees and the entire room at his event, #LGBTQBusinessAwards on Friday. Rest in peace and shine bright Drew.”
A BBC spokesperson stated: “The Dragons’ Den team are very saddened to hear that Drew has passed away. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.”
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The younger entrepreneur had impressed the Dragons, speaking about his earlier psychological well being points, and why the idea of wellness was so essential to him.
Despite being recognized with bipolar dysfunction, he had give up his job in monetary providers, finally occurring to begin his profitable candle enterprise from his kitchen desk.
His vegan perfume model, Owen Drew, affords among the world’s most costly oils and perfumes, producing pure soy wax candles – costing as much as £750 – soy wax melts and splendid room mists, all handmade in Birkenhead, in Wirral, Merseyside.
Drew’s reason behind dying has not been introduced.