Galen Weston and his wife Hilary. Getty Images.
The Canadian entrepreneur best known for owning and operating the UK store Selfridges since 2003, passed away after a long bout of illness, his family reported.
Weston’s other business ventures included Canadian store Holt Renfrew, real estate company Choice Properties and food retailer Loblaw. After his retirement in 2016, Weston focused on philanthropy though his Weston Family Foundation and the Selfridges Group Foundation. His daughter, Alannah Weston, is chairman of Selfridges Group.