Dragon’s Den Star, Hilary Devey Dies After Long Battle With Illness

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Dragon's Den Star, Hilary Devey Dies After Long Battle With Illness

What happened to Hilary Devey? Hilary Devey, a British businesswoman, and Dragon’s Den star died at the age of 65 after a ‘long illness.’
Her publicist said in a statement on Sunday that the multi-millionaire from Bolton died on Saturday night, June 11, at her vacation home in Morocco.

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

Who Hilary Devey?

Hilary rose to prominence after appearing on The Secret Millionaire in 2008, and she later hosted The Business Inspector in 2010. Ms. Devey, who received a CBE in 2013 for services to the transport industry and charity, rose to prominence on the BBC Two hit series Dragon’s Den and became a popular figure following her approach on the show.

Ms Devey made her fortune by founding Pall-Ex, a palletized freight network that grew into an international network with combined revenue of over £100m.

Commenting on her role in 2011, Ms Devey said she was proud to “do my part” to support the next generation of UK entrepreneurs “at a time when the banks are failing to invest in British small businesses”.

She added: “In order to set-up Pall-Ex in the mid-nineties, I had to sell my house and car to get the start-up capital necessary to fulfil my business ambitions, as none of the banks appreciated my potential.

“I would have loved the opportunity to have stood before the Dragons, and I will remember my own experiences and the realities of running a business today, when choosing to support – or reject – the budding entrepreneurs joining me in the Den.”

What happened to Hilary Devey?

She revealed her ongoing health issues in 2014, five years after suffering a stroke that caused her to “lose a third of her brain.” She said on ITV’s This Morning that it took her six months to ‘come to terms with it,’ and that she had ‘no energy to do anything’.

She said: ‘There is so much now that I can’t do. I remember coming home from the hospital and getting into the bathroom – and I thought what do I do now, I didn’t even know to turn the shower on.

‘It has taken away a lot of my life – I can’t drive anymore because it has affected my vision, I have no sensation of touch, and I have a weak left leg… but I can still walk so I’m very grateful.’

Hilary Devey cause of death

What was Hilary Devey cause of death? It is unknown whether the health issues she experienced following her stroke in 2009 contributed to her death. Her volunteer work included serving as vice president of the Carers Trust and as a patron of the Stroke Association.

Which Dragons Den star has died?

The name of the Dragon Den star that died is Hilary Devey. Hilary Devey, a British businesswoman, and Dragon’s Den star died at the age of 65 after a ‘long illness.’ Her publicist said in a statement on Sunday that the multi-millionaire from Bolton died on Saturday night, June 11, at her vacation home in Morocco.

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