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Hilary Devey’s son has expressed his feelings for the former Dragons’ Den star. Hilary died at the age of 65 on Saturday, after a long illness, in Morocco
Hilary Devey’s son has expressed his affection for the former Dragons’ Den star, saying: “My mother was with me her first breath and I was with her for her for the last time.”
Hilary has a son Mevlit Brewster-Ahmet with Turkish businessman Hussein Ahmet.
“She is a beautiful woman, a beautiful person and a beautiful mother with a beautiful heart,” Mevlit said in a statement issued by Hilary’s attorney Chris Waters at Meaby & Co Solicitors.
“We were together from start to finish. We helped each other through the worst times of our lives and the best times. My mom and I were always against the world as we watched each other in our own way.
“She was my shining light in my darkest days and I was her protector in her darkest days.
“She has helped so many people in her life – so please never forget my beautiful mother and pray that she is now in a better place, happy and fulfilled. and comfortable.
“My mother was with me my first breath and I was with her for the last time. Rest in peace mom – I will never stop loving you. ”
Hilary has previously talked about taking care of her son, when he was addicted to heroin. “The hardest job I ever did was pull my son back out of the grip of heroin,” she said in 2011.
Hilary died at the age of 65 on Saturday, after a long illness, in Morocco, where she had a fortune.
She joined BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den in 2011 and left in 2012, going on to present Channel 4’s The Intern.
Hannah Wyatt, executive director of reality entertainment and events at BBC Studios, said last week: “Hilary Devey will always hold a unique place in the hearts of Dragons’ Den viewers and the show team.
“We are all deeply saddened by her loss and our thoughts are with her family and friends.”
In 2013, she was recognized as a CBE, honored for her business career and philanthropic work.
She founded the multimillion-pound merchandise distribution business Pall-Ex, after selling her house and car in the 1990s for capital.
Her philanthropic work includes the position of vice president of the Carers Trust and she is also a patron of the Stroke Association, having suffered a stroke herself in 2009.
Juliet Bouverie, executive director of the Stroke Association, said: “We are saddened to hear that Hilary Devey has passed away after a long illness.
“After her stroke herself, she is a longtime stroke ambassador for the Stroke Association and we are grateful for all the support she has given us over the years.
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“Hilary really wants all stroke survivors to get the help and support they need to rebuild their lives after a stroke. We send our sincere condolences to her family and friends.”
Devey also appeared in The Business Inspector on Channel 5, and appeared in Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire in 2008.
Devey was born in Bolton, and from the age of seven began working as a maid in pubs and corner shops run by her parents.
She left school at 16 and later moved to London for work, where she worked in logistics for companies including TNT.
Devey gained public attention when she replaced James Caan on Dragon’s Den, later saying her best investment was a mattress/blanket for caravans, boats and trucks.
In 2017, Devey gave up smoking after being reported to smoke “at least 20 cigarettes a day for over 40 years”.
“I was addicted to cigarettes and ignored the damage – even though I knew the harm I was doing,” she said at the time.
“I find it very difficult to quit because of that.”
She published her autobiography, Bold As Brass: My Story, in 2012, chronicling her life from her humble beginnings as a Bolton girl as she remembers the bailiff calling her business. Her father’s central heating business went bankrupt, with the millionaire businesswoman she became with properties in Spain, Marrakech and Florida.
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