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Lord Bath of Longleat dies at 87 after contracting coronavirus

Lord Bath of Longleat has died aged 87 after testing positive for coronavirus.

The "gloriously" eccentric Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, died on Saturday after being admitted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath on March 28.

During his time there, it was confirmed that he had Covid-19.

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The flamboyant aristocrat was known for his colourful dress sense and was a regular feature of the Animal Park television show about his estate.

Kate Humble presented the show, which ran from 2000-09, and said she was "very sad" to hear of his death.

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