Robbie Williams’ former lodger found dead
Robbie Williams‘ former lodger has been found hanged dead near the singer’s English mansion.
The body of Aaron Vickers - who once shared a cabin with his partner on the land of Robbie’s £7 million mansion in Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, South West England - was discovered by a 16-year-old girl hanging from a tree next to a primary school.
Vickers had left his home in the early hours of Monday morning (30.11.09) telling his live-in lover he was going for a walk.
Mick Green, the owner of Knock-em-Dead the hair salon Vickers worked at, said: “Aaron was a larger-than-life character who touched everyone he met. When we found out what had happened to him, everyone was devastated. We closed the shop and went home.”
A spokesman for Wiltshire Police has confirmed an investigation is now underway although the death is not believed to be suspicious.
They said: “It is not believed there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death but as inquiries are still ongoing it would not be appropriate to comment further.”
Although he lived in the property for some time, Vickers is recently believed to have moved to a house in nearby Oakhurst.
Vickers is believed to have met Robbie through mutual friend Jonathan Wilkes.
A spokesman for the ‘Angels’ singer said: “Robbie Williams would like to express his profound sadness at the news of Aaron Vicker’s death, and sends his deepest condolences to Aaron’s partner, his family and his friends. Robbie did allow Aaron and his partner to stay in a property on his estate for a period of two months this spring. However, Aaron was not employed by Robbie as his hairdresser and their acquaintance came about through mutual friends Jonathan and Nikki Wilkes.”
Robbie had been living in Los Angeles since 2004 before buying the 71-acre Wiltshire property in January.
The pop star recently admitted he is planning to sell the mansion because his American actress girlfriend Ayda Field doesn’t like the British weather or way of life.
He is believed to be planning to move to Australia so he can go UFO hunting.