Jessica Cunningham's ex-boyfriend is dead
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 August 2017
Jessica Cunningham has been left heartbroken after her ex-boyfriend Alistair Eccles was found dead at the age of 35 last week
Jessica Cunningham's ex-boyfriend has died.
The 'Apprentice' star has been left heartbroken after her former flame Alistair Eccles - who is the father of her three children - was found lifeless aged just 35 at an address in Burnley, Lancashire, in the early hours of Friday (11.08.17) morning.
A representative for the brunette beauty told The Sun Online: "Despite their break-up, Alistair was a really good father to their children. Jessica is politely asking for some privacy at this devastating time so that she can protect their three girls."
Alistair's death isn't being treated as "suspicious" but his medical records will be passed on to a coroner to determine how and why he has lost his life so young.
A police spokesperson said: "We were called shortly before 3am on August 11 following a report that a 35-year-old man had been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after he had been found at an address in Burnley.
"He was sadly pronounced deceased at hospital. His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner."
Although Jessica and Alistair had split up a while ago, the pair remained on good terms for the sake of their girls and she has praised him for being a "good" father.
The former pair ran her first fashion business, Famous Frocks, together before Jessica ended their relationship after he was convicted of fraud.
Alistair was found guilty of a scam in 2013 and owned up to money laundering before a judge at Preston Crown Court. He received a 15-month jail sentence.