Mike Oldfield’s eldest son, Dougal, died on 17th May of natural causes, 33 years old. He died while at work as an editing assistant at a film production company in Soho, central London.
Harrow-educated Dougal is one of three children the 62-year-old musician had with his second wife Sally Cooper.
He had an elder sister Molly, a younger brother Luke and four half-siblings.
A family statement released yesterday said: ‘The family are touched by the messages of love and support.
‘They do ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time.’
A friend wrote on Facebook: ‘Dougal left us yesterday, without warning, unexpectedly and suddenly while at work. What can I say?
‘He was in my mind one of the very best of us: a most enlightened, gentle, kind, intelligent, considerate, positive soul.’
Read the story here.
We were deeply saddened by the news of Dougal’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his family.