The son of a broken heart Hilary Devey pays tribute to the star of ‘Dragons’


Hilary Devey’s son paid a touching tribute to former Dragon Den star. Hillary died on Saturday at the age of 65, after a long illness, in Morocco

Hilary Devey's son pays tribute to former Dragon Day star with 'beautiful heart'
Hilary Devey’s son pays tribute to former Dragon Day star with ‘beautiful heart’

Hilary Devey The son paid a touching tribute to former Dragon Day star Dan, saying, “My mom was with me on my first breaths, and I was with her last.”

Hilary had a son, Mevlit Brewster-Ahmet, with Turkish businessman Hussein Ahmet.

In a statement issued by Hilary’s lawyer Chris Waters in Meaby & Co Solicitors, Mevlit said: “She was a beautiful woman, a beautiful person and a beautiful mother with a beautiful heart.

“We were together from start to finish. We helped each other in the worst moments of life and the best moments. My mom and I were always against the world as we looked after 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 many people in her life – so I beg you to never forget my beautiful mother and pray that she is in a better place now, happy and content and comfortable.

“My mom was with me on my first breaths, and I was with her last. Rest in peace mom – I will never stop loving you. “

Hillary spoke earlier about caring for her son, when he was addicted to heroin. “The hardest job I’ve ever done is to get my son out of heroin discipline,” she said in 2011.

Hilary died at the age of 65 in Morocco

Hilary died at the age of 65 on Saturday, after a long illness, in Morocco, where she had an estate.

She joined BBC Two Dragons ’Day programs in 2011 and left in 2012, continuing to present Channel 4 ‘s The Intern.

Hannah Wyatt, general manager of factual entertainment and events at the BBC studio, said last week: “Hillary Devey will always have a unique place in the hearts of Dragons’ Den viewers and the programming team.

“We are all extremely sad about her loss and our thoughts are with her family and friends at the moment.”

In 2013, she was named CBE, awarded for her career in business and for her charity work.

She founded the multimillion-dollar freight distribution company Pall-Ex after selling her home and car in the 1990s to fund it.

Her charitable work included the position of Vice President of the Carers Trust, and she was also a sponsor of the Stroke Association, after experiencing a stroke herself in 2009.

Juliet Bouverie, executive director of the Stroke Association, said: “We are sad to hear that Hilary Devey has died after a long illness.

“After experiencing a stroke herself, she was a longtime ambassador of the Stroke Association and we are very grateful for all the support she has given us over the years.

Her son pays tribute to his ‘beautiful mother’

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“Hillary wanted everyone who survived a stroke to get the help and support they need to rebuild their lives after a stroke. We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. “

Devey also appeared in The Business Inspector on Channel 5, and featured in Channel 4 Secret Millionaire in 2008.

Devey was born in Bolton, and from the age of seven she began helping out in pubs and corner shops run by her parents.

She left school at the age of 16 and later moved to London for work, where she worked in logistics for companies including TNT.

Devey attracted public attention when she replaced James Caan in Dragon’s Den, later saying her best investment was a mattress / quilt for caravans, boats and trucks.

In 2017, Devey quit cigarettes after allegedly smoking “at least 20 a day for more than 40 years”.

“I got hooked on cigarettes and ignored the damage – even though I know what kind of damage I’m doing,” she said at the time.

“It was extremely difficult for me to stop forever.”

She published her autobiography Bold As Brass: My Story 2012, which charted her life from her humble beginnings as a girl from Bolton, recalling the executor’s call when her father’s central heating business went bankrupt, to a multimillionaire businesswoman who became a real estate agent. in Spain. , Marrakech and Florida.

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