Gone Too Soon
On a personal note, I remember banking billionaire Matthew Mellon, who died in Cancun, Mexico, at the all-too-early age of 53, as he was about to enter a drug rehab facility.
Matthew, whose aunt was Bunny Mellon, a good friend of the late Jackie Kennedy, admitted to a $100,000 a month OxyContin habit, which he described as “legal heroin.”
He was the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo guru Tamara Mellon and designer Nicole Hanley, his second wife.
I would often see him in Dark Harbor, Maine, when I was sailing with Marshall Field heir Maldwin Drummond, and he was dating Melissa Rivers, the daughter of late comedienne Joan Rivers, whose TV show I appeared on for four years.
A charming but deeply troubled individual, who is now, it is to be hoped, in more heavenly pastures.
Sightings: Star Trek actor William Shatner lunching at Pane a Vino…Oscar winner Natalie Portman noshing at Pierre Lafond…Oprah Winfrey at the Sacred Space in Summerland