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Simon Cowell suffers major personal loss: details

The Britain's Got Talent star has parted ways with his Beverly Hills home

Gemma Strong

Simon Cowell made the decision to sell his luxury property in Beverly Hills just recently, receiving $14.5million for the Trousdale Estates home. But despite the princely sum, the sale surprisingly counts as a loss for the Britain's Got Talent mogul.

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Simon bought the four-bedroom mansion back in 2011 for $15.5million. And according to Variety, he remodelled the property three times, but never actually lived in it. The buyer is reported to be Alexander Soleimani, an LA dentist-turned-real estate investor.

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The news comes just one month after Simon offloaded his main residence in Beverly Hills for $25million. He is also selling his Hidden Hills ranch, which he recently purchased from his former protégé Leona Lewis.

Not that the 60-year-old needs to worry; he still owns a $24million Malibu estate – where he recently broke his back in a bike accident – as well as homes in the UK and New York City.

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Simon with longterm partner Lauren Silverman and their son Eric

It's been a difficult time for Simon. He has been recovering "slowly" in his Malibu home and as such has had to give up his judging seat on both Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent.

Progress might be slow, but the father-of-one is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing emergency surgery.

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At the time, Simon reassured his fans that he was doing okay. "Some good advice… if you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time," he tweeted. "I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages."

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Simon has been forced to give up his seat on BGT

The accident has forced the star to miss out on this year's BGT semi-finals, with Diversity star Ashley Banjo stepping in for him on the judging panel.

While reports have indicated that Simon has been forced to pull out of filming altogether, HELLO! understands that no final decision has been made yet, and he could well make an appearance, likely via video link, later on.

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