The owner of Longleat Safari Park Lord Bath has died aged 87 after testing positive for coronavirus.
Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, died at the Royal United Hospital in Bath yesterday after being admitted on March 28.
He was the owner of Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, but known best for his eccentric dress sense and many ‘wifelets’ who he installed in cottages around his sprawling Wiltshire estate.
Lord Bath of Longleat is pictured outside Longleat House in Wiltshire, where Longleat Safari Park is situated. He has died aged 87
Longleat Safari Park said in a statement: ‘It is with the deepest sadness we have to announce Lord Bath has died at the age of 87.
‘The family would like to express their greatest appreciation for the dedicated team of nurses, doctors and other staff who cared so professionally and compassionately for Alexander in these extremely difficult times for everyone.’
Lord Bath is pictured with his son Viscount Weymouth at Longleat Safari Park