Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, was called 'Lucky' by his posh pals but Wednesday his luck finally run out.
Wednesday Lucan's only son, George Charles Bingham, 8th Earl of Lucan, took receipt of a death certificate issued for his father; 42 years after his Dad vanished.
Speaking outside the court that issued the death certificate George Bingham said he had heard some strange conspiracy stories over the years but haven't we all?
But that must have been hard for George, his mother and two sisters and worse still for the family of the family's nanny Sandra Eleanor Rivett?
Lord Lucan senior was born into privilege, traditionally a looker, a man of expensive tastes, a gambler and used to living the high-life.
But in 1974 he became a murder suspect and disappeared into thin air.
The story was big headlines in the 70s as the mystery surrounding his disappearance and the killing of the family's nanny Sandra Eleanor Rivett unfolded.
The facts were vague and the story on the surface claimed that Lucan had murdered the nanny in error mistaking her for his estranged wife. The couple had separated a year earlier.
Rumours and gossip continued during the following decades including theories Lucan was dead by his own hand, alive and well living abroad, was helped to flee the country by his wealthy gambling friends, was killed by his wife and accomplices who then attacked the nanny and more.
Lucky Lucan was never found.
The murder of Sandra Eleanor Rivett remains unsolved.
Lucky Lord Lucan was presumed dead in 1981, declared dead in 1999 and finally a death certificate was issued today, in 2016.
Born in 1934 Lord Lucan would be an old man now if he were alive; sightings of Lucan continue.
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