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Ex-German Playboy Gunter Sachs commits suicide.

London, May 9 (ANI): Gunter Sachs, a German billionaire and the former playboy husband of Brigitte Bardot, has committed suicide. He was 78.

Sachs's family said he shot himself at his chalet in the Swiss resort of Gstaad on Saturday.

A grandson of car manufacturer Adam Opel, Sachs's wealth helped him to become him a prominent member of the glamorous 1960s 'jet set'.

Born in southern Germany, Sachs trained in maths and economics before becoming a Swiss citizen in 1976.

A noted photographer who won several awards for his documentary films, he was also an avid art collector with a keen interest in astrology.

Sachs was married three times and had three children. He also had a relationship with Iranian queen Soraya Esfandiary in the early 1960s

Sachs and Bardot married in Las Vegas in 1966, a few weeks after they first met. The marriage lasted just over three years.

A spokesman for Bardot's animal rights charity said on Sunday she was 'devastated' by her ex-husband's death. (ANI)

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