A well-known cryptocurrency billionaire has died in a rehab, says report.
Billionaire Matthew Mellon, former husband of Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon has reported dead in a Mexican rehabilitation.
Matthew Mellon, the billionaire banking heir, died suddenly at a rehab facility in Cancun, Mexico. He was 53.
Mellon was the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon, with whom he shares one child, daughter Araminta.
The billionaire was previously married to designer Nicole Hanley, who he shared two children with, Force and Olympia.
Meanwhile, representative from Tamara did not immediately respond for comment.
In a statement by a family rep obtained by Page Six, Mellon “died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was attending a drug rehabilitation facility.”
“Mellon made his fortune in cryptocurrency, turning a $2 million investment into $1 billion. He is survived by his three children, Force, Olympia and Minty. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this very painful time,” the statement concluded.
As of posting, further details of his passing were not immediately available.
It can be remembered that Mellon battled with his addiction to Oxycontin for years and revealed to Page Six in 2016 that he was spending $100,000 a month on the drugs while taking about 80 pills a day.