Wednesday 26 July 2017

The black curse strikes Guinness dynasty again

Jerome Reilly

Jerome Reilly

THE curse of the Guinness clan has struck again. The latest victim is a wealthy landowner killed by a cocktail of heroin, cocaine and drink - addictions that have reaped a bitter harvest from the brewing family in the past.

Robert Hesketh, a 48-year-old father-of-three, died in his sleep after taking the drugs at a country house party in Wiltshire in Britain last year. Mr Hesketh's body was found by his wife, Catherine, daughter of the Guinness heir, Lord Moyne, in their locked bedroom the morning after the party in November.

She told an inquest in Salisbury that she had been unable to get into the room at the home of the Guinness family, near Marlborough, during the early hours of the morningafter an 18th birthday celebration for the eldest son oftheir hosts.

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