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Petra Ecclestone's brother-in-law Lee Stunt dies aged 37

10 September 2016
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Petra Ecclestone's millionaire brother-in-law Lee Stunt has died aged 37. He was reportedly found by his father at his parents' home on Wednesday, and the cause of death is currently being treated as "unexplained."

Although police and paramedics were called to the £3.4million home, they were sadly unable to revive Lee, who works for the family company Stunt & Co as the chief operating officer, and it has been confirmed that a post mortem examination will take place to ascertain the cause of death.


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Petra is married to Lee's brother, James

A friend revealed to The Sun that Lee, who lived in the village of Binfield, Berkshire with his wife Lizzie, had been suffering from depression, and that he and other friends were "shocked" by the news. He said: "He had been struggling for some time. But his brother James recently bought him a new Porsche Turbo.

"His father found him. We are shocked. Nobody knows the exact circumstances."

James Stunt is Lee's younger brother, and has been married to Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's daughter, socialite Petra since 2011. The couple's £66million home was recently targeted in a petrol bomb attack while they and their three children were not at home.

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The couple have yet to speak out about Lee's tragic death

A friend told the Daily Mail: "The whole family are really alarmed by this. It's horrific. They are determined to find out who was behind the attack," while a spokesperson for James said they believed the incident to be: "the action of a disaffected member of the public who disapproves of the Stunts' lifestyle".

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called to reports of a fire outside a residential property. Officers and the London Fire Brigade attended the scene. The fire was dealt with. 

"Detectives from Kensington and Chelsea are investigating. No arrests have been made and inquiries into the circumstances continue."

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