Gunter Sachs – the German-born billionaire, art collector and former husband of Brigitte Bardot – has killed himself at the age of 78.
Sachs’s family said he shot himself at his chalet in the Swiss resort of Gstaad on Saturday.
A grandson of car manufacturer Adam Opel, Sachs’s wealth helped him to become him a prominent member of the glamorous 1960s “jet set”.
Sachs was married three times and had three children.
He also had a relationship with Iranian queen Soraya Esfandiary in the early 1960s.