Controversial Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten is being remembered as a “generous man” following his death.
The 78-year-old’s body was found in his Melbourne apartment on Friday afternoon.
In a statement, Victoria Police confirmed Edelsten’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
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“A report will be prepared for the coroner following the discovery of a man’s body in a St Kilda Road apartment on Friday afternoon,” police said.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”
Edelsten started his career as a doctor, co-founding the Allied Medical Group, before taking on a number of other business ventures.
The colourful identity bought the Sydney Swans football club in 1985, helping them out of financial crisis.
But it was Edelsten’s flamboyant lifestyle and string of young wives that attracted attention.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Edelsten’s second wife, Brynne Edelsten, said she was “deeply saddened and shocked” by her former husband’s passing.
“It is of great sadness to hear of the passing of Dr Geoffrey Edelsten today,” the statement said.
“On behalf of Ms Brynne Edelsten, we send our deepest and sincerest condolences.
“Brynne and Geoffrey enjoyed some truly beautiful moments, including their wedding in 2009.
“While their marriage ended after five years together, Brynne remains grateful for the good times the couple shared and is deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of his passing.”