Thursday, May 7, 2009


The son of Max Mosley, president of Formula One's governing body, has been found dead at his home in London, a police source said on Wednesday.

Alexander Mosley, 39, a respected economist, was discovered by a relative on Tuesday at his house in the Notting Hill area of west London, the Sun newspaper said on its website.
"I can confirm that a man in his late 30s was found dead yesterday at an address in W11," a London police spokeswoman said. "He was pronounced dead at the scene. We are not treating this as suspicious." A police source confirmed the dead man was Mosley's son.

Max Mosley, 69, is the son of the 1930s British fascist leader Oswald Mosley.
"The FIA extends sincere condolences to the Mosley family on the sad news of the death of Alexander Mosley," the International Automobile Federation said in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with Alexander's family and friends, and we would request that the media respect the Mosley family's privacy at this difficult time."

A post mortem to confirm the cause of death was taking place.
Eddie Jordan, a former Formula One team boss, said he was "devastated" by the news.

"Max and Alexander particularly were very close," the founder and former owner of the Jordan team told Sky News.

He said the father and son shared "a great intellect," describing Alexander as a "hugely clever and talented computer expert."

"It's totally tragic, he was such a bright boy. I'm devastated for them."

Last year Mosley, the FIA president, won 60,000 pounds in damages from a newspaper which breached his privacy by publishing details of his part in a sado-masochistic orgy. During the court case, Mosley revealed that neither his wife of almost 50 years nor his sons knew about his interest in sado-masochism until the newspaper article.

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