A billionaire banking heir has died while on his way to be treated for drug addiction.
Matthew Mellon was just 54 when he died at a hotel on his way to the rehab centre where he was due to be treated in Cancun, Mexico.
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Mellon, who was previously married to Tamara Eccleston, comes from the Mellon and Drexel families of Bank of New York Mellon and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
A friend told MailOnline: ‘His family are in shock. He was 88 days sober and doing really well.
‘He returned to the clinic for ‘maintenance’ and took his private jet there a few days ago.
‘He had a heart attack after taking Ayahuasca.’
According to Mellon’s LinkedIn account and documents of the Securities and Exchange Commission, he attended the Wharton School and later worked in fashion, telecommunications and finance, most recently as an adviser for the digital currency company Ripple Labs.
Mellon also served for a time as the chairman of the finance committee of the Republican Party in New York.
Mellon is survived by his first wife, fashion designer Tamara, his second wife, fashion designer Nicole Hanley, and three children.
Testifying at a trial where Mellon was acquitted of hiring a private detective to snoop into Tamara Mellon’s finances, the co-founder of Jimmy Choo shoes said she and her husband had met at a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous when both were recovering from addiction.
The two married in 1999 at Blenheim Palace, one of England’s grandest homes, with friends Elizabeth Hurley and actor Hugh Grant among the guests. They divorced several years later.
Source : https://metro.co.uk/2018/04/18/billionaire-banking-heir-matthew-mellon-dies-drug-rehab-centre-age-54-7476328/384