Lord Grosvenor, who died yesterday, was the UK's third richest man. The Grosvenor Estate's international portfolio includes around 300 acres of land and a number of gardens across London, as well as several country estates. He and his family lived at Eaton Hall, at the heart of the Eaton Estate. The estate also owned Grosvenor Garden Centre before it was sold to Blue Diamond and continues to own the property the garden centre sits on.
The Grosvenor Group released a statement saying: "It is with the greatest sadness that we can confirm that the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (64) died this afternoon [9 August] at Preston Royal Infirmary. He was taken there from the Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire where he had suddenly been taken ill.
"His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time. No further comment will be made for the time being but further information will follow in due course."