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  • 12.08.2020
Disgraced PR guru dies at 74

Disgraced PR guru dies at 74

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Disgraced British PR guru Max Clifford has died aged 74.

The former publicist had been taken to hospital after he collapsed in his cell in Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire, reports The Sun.

He had suffered a cardiac arrest while cleaning his cell, his family said last night.
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Clifford was serving an eight-year sentence at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire for sex attacks carried out between 1977 and 1985.

He abused four girls aged between 15 and 19 — but planned to appeal his convictions next year.

Clifford was rushed to a critical care unit in hospital on Friday where his daughter Louise, 46, said he was “in a bad way”.
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She said: “He collapsed in his cell on Thursday when he was trying to clean it —— it was just too much.

“The next day he collapsed again and was unconscious for several minutes, although he doesn’t know how long.

“He was seen by a nurse, who insisted he must be transferred to a local hospital.”
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A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “HMP Littlehey prisoner Maxwell Clifford died in hospital on 10 December 2017.

“As with all deaths in custody, there will be an investigation by the independent prisons and probation ombudsman. Our condolences are with Mr Clifford’s family at this difficult time.”
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