Millionaire businessman behind Ghd hair straighteners Martin Penny, 63, was found hanged in his bedroom by his wife after he feared he would go bankrupt

Father-of-two Martin Penny, 63, (left) who was worth £80m after his ghd products (inset, and right) took the world by storm, hanged himself in the master bedroom of his home in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. His family told the hearing of their concerns about how he was suffering from insomnia and anxiety, how he feared bankruptcy and said his condition deteriorated after he was prescribed a number of different drugs. Sister Barbara Penny told the Harrogate inquest: ‘He had anxiety all his life. ‘He had never talked about suicide ever until he took those drugs. I have never seen him in that state ever.’ Mr Penny’s wife Diana found him dead in the master bedroom of their home on June 18, last year.

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