Richard Branson’s mother dies of Covid-19

New York (CNN Business)Eve Branson, the mother of Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, has died of coronavirus, her son announced Monday.

While announcing her death, Branson said that his mother “held on for one last victory, managing to fight off the virus, but had expended all of her energy in the process.” She was 96.

Richard and Eve Branson in 2016.

He said that one of his sisters and his nephew were with her “until the end” as well the “wonderful nurses who she entertained with tales from her life and much laughter over glasses of whisky.”

Further detailing Eve’s life, Branson wrote that his mom taught his siblings the “importance of hard work, of not taking yourself too seriously, of treating people how you wish to be treated, of entrepreneurship, and so much more.”

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