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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nicholas Fairbairn Dies

LONDON () -- Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, a Conservative member of Parliament who was admired for his acerbic wit and flamboyant style, has died at the age of 61, according to Downing Street.

Fairbairn died late Saturday from the complications of a liver disease.

The Baron of Fordell was elected an MP in 1974, and represented the Scottish district of Perth and Kinross until his death.

He was famed for his unusual clothes, which he designed himself, his ready wit and his direct manner