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The 49-year-old mystery surrounding the final days of one of Britain's best-loved sporting figures has finally been solved, in a new book about the bizarre death of boxer Freddie Mills.
Crowned light-heavyweight champion of the world in 1948, Mills was a darling of the media and a hero to millions. Wealthy, good-looking and overflowing with charm, his success continued long after he hung up his boxing gloves.
For years, he was in massive demand both on radio and television. He wrote a boxing column for a Sunday newspaper, picked up acting work, including roles in two Carry On films, and in partnership with former actor Andy Ho opened one of London's first Chinese restaurants.