Dragons’ Den Star, Drew Cockton, Dies Suddenly at 36

by J Pelkey
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A prominent businessman who won £50,000 after appearing on the British TV show Dragons’ Den has died suddenly at age 36.

Drew Cockton, owner of successful home fragrance brand, Owen Drew, and founder of the Northwest LGBTQ+ Business Awards, died at home on Saturday.

Drew founded his vegan fragrance brand in 2016 after quitting his job in financial services. The candles – costing up to £750 – are made from some of the world’s most expensive oils and perfumes.

Drew’s cause of death has not been announced.

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His heartbroken mother, Kate Drew, confirmed the news on Sunday in a Facebook post.

She wrote, “We are truly, utterly heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Drew Peter George Cockton (my gorgeous boy) died peacefully at home yesterday.”

“We are devastated beyond belief. Life is never, ever going to be the same again. Rest Peacefully darling boy.”

Hundreds of people have paid tribute on social media.

Paris Hilton paid tribute on Instagram, following the news of his death.

Prominent Liverpool business journalist Tony McDonough has called him a “class act” after recalling how the day after he met him for the first time, a scented candle arrived for him from Drew.

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