Richard Branson heartbroken as mother Eve dies aged 96 after coronavirus battle

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Richard Branson, 70, has shared that his mother, Eve Branson, has passed away after contracting coronavirus. The Virgin Group founder said he does not want to “mourn her loss” but instead wanted to “celebrate” her life.

He typed on Twitter: “I’m sorry to share that, sadly like a lot of people’s mums and dads right now in these days of Covid, my mum Eve has also passed away. 

“Rather than mourn her loss, I wanted to celebrate her wonderful life and the joy she brought to so many.

Eve was a philanthropist and child welfare advocate who also once served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service.

She established and served as director for the Eve Branson Foundation which provides communities in Morocco with income-generating projects.

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