Ex-German Playboy Gunter Sachs commits suicide.
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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|Date:||May 9, 2011|
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