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.’
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