Former Lib Dem leader passes away

Tuesday 02nd June 2015 14:06 EDT

The former Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy was found dead at home on Tuesday 2nd June 2015, by his new partner- Carole MacDonald, the widow of his best friend, Murdo MacDonald, who was his rock as he battled alcoholism.

Although they attempted to keep their relationship away from the public eye, close friends have revealed that they were very much together, also confirming that it was Carole MacDonald who discovered his body.

In a Tweet posted this afternoon, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former director of communications and a good friend of Mr Kennedy tweeted, “[I] can confirm Charles was found by good friend Carole MacDonald, widow of Charles' lifelong best friend Murdo.”

It is said that Kennedy was “devastated” and “heartbroken” after losing his seat in the General Election on 7th May 2015, as well as the death of his father during the campaign. His friends were worried about him after his election defeat.

Police are not treating his death as suspicious. Sources suggest that Kennedy may have collapsed and passed away after a night of drinking. However, there is no evidence suggesting that it was suicide. 

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