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The Marquess of Bath dies aged 87 after testing positive for coronavirus

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Lord Bath of Longleat has died at the age of 87 after testing positive for coronavirus.

Longleat Safari Park announced the news of The Marquess of Bath’s death on Sunday.

Lord Bath died on Saturday, six days after he was admitted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath where he was confirmed to have had Covid-19.

A spokesperson for the Longleat and Thynn family said: “It is with the deepest sadness we have to announce Lord Bath has died at the age of 87.

“The family would like to express their great appreciation for the dedicated team of nurses, doctors and other staff who cared so professionally and compassionately for Alexander in these extremely difficult times for everyone.”

“They would politely request a period of privacy to deal with their loss.”

Lord Bath was the owner of Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, as well the wider Longleat estate.

After inheriting the marquessate from his father in 1992, Lord Bath sat in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat peer.