Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77 [Video]

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The flamboyant businessman, 77, wanted to keep his illness private until his death from cancer this morningKnown as the King of Clubs he had venues in London, Paris, New York, Miami and LA in his 60-year career Stringfellow fought for his dancers to be completely naked and admitted...

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  • The flamboyant businessman, 77, wanted to keep his illness private until his death from cancer this morning
  • Known as the King of Clubs he had venues in London, Paris, New York, Miami and LA in his 60-year career
  • Stringfellow fought for his dancers to be completely naked and admitted bedding 2,000 women in his life
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Peter Stringfellow told his third wife Bella, 36, to marry again when he died. MailOnline understand he was diagnosed with cancer just before his 77th birthday (pictured with his wife and their two children Rosabella, five, and Angelo, three)

Peter married former Royal Ballet star Bella in 2009 (pictured together in 2005) - his third marriage - and told MailOnline she is the only woman he never cheated on

Today his eldest daughter Karen, 55, from his five-year marriage to first wife Norma Williams, posted a family photo of her with her famous father with the caption 'Heartbroken & devastated'.
Her half-brother Scott, 52, born to his second wife Coral White, who were together for 27 years, did the same and covered the father and son image with hearts.

Mr Stringfellow's eldest daughter Karen said today she and the family are 'heartbroken and devastated'

Peter Stringfellow raises a glass of Champagne with a group of women at his legendary 'Stingfellows' club in 1994

Peter Stringfellow with his third wife Bella and children Rosabella and Angelo in 2017
Peter Stringfellow and third wife Bella in 2009

Peter Stringfellow at the Bacardi London Club and Bar Awards at the London Hilton Hotel in 2001

Peter Stringfellow on the opening night of the Hippodrome Nightclub, Leicester Square, London in 1983
King of Clubs in January this year

Tributes also poured in on social media with some saying '[ST]RIP Peter Stringfellow' - a nod to his extraordinary and salacious life.
Tributes also poured in on social media with some saying '[ST]RIP Peter Stringfellow' - a nod to his extraordinary and salacious life.

Stringfellow married his wife Bella (pictured together in 2007), a former Royal Ballet dancer, in Barbados in 2009 - when she was aged 27
Stringfellow married his wife Bella (pictured together in 2007), a former Royal Ballet dancer, in Barbados in 2009 - when she was aged 27

His outlandish outfits and love of sex made him millions and he even launched his own lingerie range on the back of his reputation

Mr Stringfellow, pictured inside his club Angles in Soho, was known as the King of Clubs after an extraordinary career
His last TV appearance came in September last year where he looked more frail and drawn (right)

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow with some of the women he was auditioning for a tableside dancing club, Cabaret of Angels, in June 1996

Peter Stringfellow pictured with a group of women at the Southampton International Boat Show in 1997

Fashion Show at Stringfellow's Nightclub with Lee Major, Kenny Lynch ,Peter Stringfellow & Bruce Forsyth in June 1982

Stevie Wonder & Marvin Gaye talk to Peter Stringfellow at Stringfellow's Night Club where they performed a late night Set finishing at 5am in June 1981

Professor Stephen Hawking (Joe Giddens/PA)

Peter dated former page 3 model Helen Benoist before his third marriage and the former couple were involved in a number of outlandish stunts
Peter dated former page 3 model Helen Benoist before his third marriage and the former couple were involved in a number of outlandish stunts

Peter Stringfellow with the staff of the Hippodrome in the 1970s. Stringfellow started in the nighttime trade in the early 1960s and recalled booking acts including The Beatles, The Kinks and Jimi Hendrix to play at his clubs

Peter Stringfellow's 60th birthday party at Stringfellow's in Covent Garden, with his then-girlfriend Lucy Carr (to his left) cutting a cake made to look like breasts

Peter Stringfellow pictured with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a Tory party fundraiser at his Covent Garden nightclub. He was a staunch supporter of the Conservatives and a party member until Brexit

Peter Stringfellow presents the Beatles at the Azena Ballroom in Sheffield, with Paul McCartney on his left and John Lennon to his right

A poster from the night shows The Beatles with top billing at the Azena Ballroom, presented by Stringfellow Bros

Nightclub owners Peter Stringfellow and Roger How pose for a photo in Manchester in 1978, a couple of years before Stringfellow would move his business to London for the first time

In 1980, the promoter opened Stringfellows in Covent Garden in London's West End (pictured) and went on to create venues in Paris, New York, Miami, and Beverly Hills

Stringfellow enjoys a New Year's Party at his West End club in 1983, by which time his career as a promoter was rocketing

The nightclub owner is pictured dancing on the beach with his youngest daughter Rosabella during a family trip

In a joking post, Stringfellow speaks of building a snowman in the garden for his children and says he has 'left some nuts as a peace offering to the local head squirrel'

Stringfellow's youngest child, two-year-old Angelo, poses for a photo with his father during a trip to the circus

 Stringfellow poses for a photograph with his young son Angelo during a family trip to Orlando

Photographs posted to Stringfellow's social media page reveal a milder and soft-hearted individual who loved nothing more than to spend time with his young children

A photo taken during a family trip to the Adriatic coast in Italy shows Bella and Rosabella practicing their ballet moves

Stringfellow's wife Bella hugs her two young children Angelo and Rosabella during a night of trick or treating in a photo shared by the nightclub owner

Stringfellow dresses up in a skirt after being ordered to do so by his young daughter Rosabella