Jennifer Guinness, 78, dies amidst her family
Jennifer Guinness, the victim of a notorious 1986 kidnapping that lasted eight days, passed away peacefully yesterday, aged 78, after a long battle with cancer.
She was predeceased in 1988 by her husband, merchant banker John Guinness, chairman of the Guinness Mahon bank and a member of the famous brewing family.
She died at home surrounded by her family, son Ian, daughters Gillian and Tania, and her long-term partner Alex Booth.
"She had been sick for a long time. We will remember her as a most loving mother," her son Ian said.
Jennifer had been an enthusiastic sailor and member of Howth Yacht Club, which paid tribute on its website yesterday.