American financier and railroad executive George Jay Gould, 59, dies today.
He came here to the Riviera on vacation with his former mistress and second wife of only one year, Guinevere Jeanne, 38, and their three children (identified by the New York Times as “her three children”).
George Jay Gould
Gould succumbs to pneumonia, the result of a fever he contracted a few months ago after visiting the recently excavated tomb of King Tutankhamun in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.
The financial supporter of the excavation, George Herbert, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, died earlier this year at age 56, a few months after entering the tomb.
Coincidence? Some don’t think so.
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