By Ismail Auwal
Richard Branson’s mum has died at the age of 96 after battling with coronavirus.
Richard broke the news of his mum’s death to his 12.5million fans on Twitter on Monday.
The entrepreneur, 70, celebrated his mother’s “wonderful life” and the “joy” she brought in his loving tribute.
He tweeted: “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 & the joy she brought to so many.”
Eve is survived by three children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.