Property tycoon who dated Caprice dies after falling under Tube

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Property tycoon who dated Caprice dies after falling under Tube
Property tycoon who dated Caprice dies after falling under Tube

Evening Standard


A businessman who made a fortune on the London property market and once dated model Caprice has died after falling under a Tube at Kingsbury station.

Robert Curtis, 47, once lived a "jet set" lifestyle after launching a business letting upmarket properties in the early 2000s.

But, according to the Daily Mail, the father-of-one had reportedly recently been suffering with depression after his business started crumbling, his marriage failed, and his friend, Paul Castle - who was friends with Prince Charles - committed suicide at Bond Street station.

Mr Curtis lost his millions in the recession and of his 15 companies, just one was still running when he died.

According to the International Business Times, some people in the business community who knew him thought he had become heavily indebted to loan sharks at the time of his death.

Up until three months ago, he had been living at a Barnet mansion block with his parents, Pamela and Monty, who have been to upset to comment.

He once lived a glamorous lifestyle, dating model Caprice, and owning a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce.

Neighbours described him as a "very caring son", and his accountant said he was a "mover and shaker".

Police are treating the death as non-suspicious.

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