Duke of Marlborough Dies
Thursday 16th October, 2014
The Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace Estate) passed away on the morning of 16th October 2014.
A spokesman for Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire said: “With great sadness, we announce that the 11th Duke of Marlborough passed away peacefully this morning … as per his wishes, the palace will be open as normal today.”
John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough. He was a cousin to Sir Winston Churchill and a distant cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales.
As a result of his death, his son, The Marquis of Blandford, has become the 12th Duke of Marlborough