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Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand dies in fall

April 24, 2014 00:28 IST

The Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles' brother Mark Shand has died after sustaining a serious head injury. Shand was chairman of the Elephant Family, a movement which exists to save the endangered Asian elephant in countries such as India.

The 62-year-old travel writer and conservationist sustained a serious head injury in a fall, Clarence House confirmed in a statement. Shand had been taken to hospital in New York. He was in New York for a charity auction. 

According to close friends, he reportedly fell and hurt his head on a pavement outside the New York venue and was on life support since Tuesday.

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