Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

City Millionaire's Body Lay in His Flat for Three Weeks

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

City Millionaire's Body Lay in His Flat for Three Weeks

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Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER

THE BODY of a millionaire hedge fund manager lay undiscovered in his west London flat for three weeks.

Mark Clayton a director of global investment firm CrossBorder Capital was found dead in his ?400,000 Paddington apartment after frantic relatives called police to say they could not get in touch with him.

An inquest was told he had resigned from his job and split from his girlfriend but was not thought to be suicidal.

Westminster coroner's court heard the troubled Oxford graduate had been in the Priory Clinic in February after sustaining head injuries in drinking binges in London and Las Vegas.

The 38-year-old, originally from Manchester, had been admitted three times to the private hospital, where he was treated for depression, anxiety, alcohol dependency and drug problems.

He had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed anti-anxiety drugs.

But psychiatrists said he had never had suicidal thoughts and was on the road to recovery. …

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