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Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

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The nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow has died from cancer aged 77, his spokesman has said. The British businessman, who kept his illness secret for many years, died in the early hours of Thursday morning.Stringfellow had revealed in an interview with The Times in 2016 that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer eight years earlier.Known as the "King of Clubs", the entrepreneur opened a string of venues across the US and the UK. Image: Peter Stringfellow with his wife Bella Wright The businessman's club "Stringfellows" on Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, is one of the longest-running nightlife venues in the capital since its launch in 1980.Stringfellow, who was born and raised in Sheffield, went on to open ven...