Sacha Baron Cohen is mourning the death of his beloved father Gerald, at the age of 83.

The businessman passed away at his home in London surrounded by family following a short illness.

Sacha and Gerald were extremely close and were often spotted at Hollywood parties together.

Gerald owned a string of properties across the UK and his workers are leading the tributes following his death, describing him as a ”gentleman”.

Malcolm Cohen, 70, who worked with Gerald for over 30 years at his Cardiff, Wales, store said that he still loved to work even though he was ”ver 80 but still loved to work. He was very proud of his family. It’s very very sad news to hear he has died.”

Gerald often told his staff how he had attended glamorous events in Hollywood, including the Oscars, with Sacha, who is best known for his Borat and Ali G characters. 

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