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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Lucy Margaret Mary Birley 1960-2018

_. Lucy Birley (nee Helmore), who has died aged 58, was the former wife of the singer Bryan Ferry. Mrs Birley shot herself in an apparent suicide on holiday.

She was born Lucy Margaret Mary Helmore in 1960, daughter of Patrick Helmore, and married firstly, 26 June, 1982 (div 2003) Bryan Ferry; married secondly, 2006, Robin Marcus Birley, son of Marcus Lecky Oswald Hornby Birley, by his wife the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart (later Lady Annabel Goldsmith), daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry, &c.

Mrs Birley leaves issue from her first marriage, four sons, Otis, Isaac, Tara and Merlin.

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