The founder of Ann Summers, Jacqueline Gold, has died at the age of 62, her family said in a statement.

The businesswoman died on Thursday evening surrounded by her family after “courageously battling stage 4 breast cancer for seven years”, said her sister, Vanessa.

Her family said they were “utterly heartbroken” and described Ms Gold as “a trailblazer, a visionary, and the most incredible woman”.

It comes just two months after the death of her father, David Gold, who was the joint-chairman of West Ham.

This story is being updated.

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