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Peter Stringfellow Dies Aged 77


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Lapdance club owner Peter Stringfellow has died.

He'd spent some time in hospital battling cancer which he'd wanted to keep secret while he was alive.

Stringfellow started in the nightclub trade in the 60s and eventually became known as the British  version of Hugh Hefner.

He opened a lapdance club on Parnell Street in 2006 to huge controversey.

But it was short lived, closing after just 5 months due to poor numbers.

The company that ran it for Stringfellow said at the time of the closure that "ongoing protests outside the club resulted in a reluctance of the vital corporate sector to embrace the club."

Last October he spoke to ITV about becoming a dad again in his 70s. His third wife, Bella Wright, gave birth to daughter Rosabella in 2013 and son Angelo in 2015.

"No one is going to be a carer for me. Maybe my wife towards the end. When I do leave, which... I'm thinking about it... but I might not go yet, I'm leaving them with a wonderful mother and they'll be financially secure. When the time comes I hope they'll remember me with love and affection."


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