Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died at the age of 74.
Clifford died in hospital after suffering a heart attack, according to the Ministry of Justice.
According to reports from the MoJ, Clifford collapsed at Littlehey Prison, in Cambridgeshire before being rushed to a nearby hospital.
Thank you. Complicated feelings about Max Clifford but condolences to his family. The doc I did probably expresses it best. https://t.co/r818DcIhQL
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) December 10, 2017
Clifford was sentenced to eight years in prison back in 2014 after he was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault between 1977 and 1985.
A spokeswoman for the Prison Service said:
HMP Littlehey prisoner Maxwell Clifford died in hospital on 10 December 2017.
As with all deaths in custody, there will be an investigation by the independent prisons and probation ombudsman. Our condolences are with Mr Clifford’s family at this difficult time.
Publicist Max Clifford has died pic.twitter.com/LE8EiHwZBr
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) December 10, 2017
Before his convictions, Clifford’s celebrity clients included the likes of former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody and X-Factor judge Simon Cowell.