Meet Cheshire’s Alan Goldstone, the father of RHOCH star Lauren Simon who had a 50-year marriage and opened up several businesses.
His daughter Lauren opened up about the loss of her dad in last night’s episode (Monday October 19th), after he passed away in the summer. Paying tribute to him, she began to tear up about Alan Goldstone.
Bringing a very emotional moment to the 12th series, viewers began to feel for her and instantly wanted to know more about her father. So who is Alan Goldstone? What did he do for a living? Meet the Cheshire businessman!
Who is Alan Goldstone?
Entrepreneur and hairdresser Alan, who lived until he was 77 years old, was raised in Cheetham Hill in Manchester, as the son of Gertrude and Sonny Goldstone.
He spent his hairdressing career across North America, going from Toronto, to Miami and then New York.
When coming back to the UK, he opened 15 hair salons across Greater Manchester and Lancashire, such as Mr Alan’s in Sale, where he launched a health club and swimming pool.
He didn’t stop for business there as Alan went on to open a pizzeria in Hale, a charcoal barbecue takeaway in Hyde and a mobile catering firm Papa Alanzo. Then in the 1980s, he began converting Victorian blocks.
Lauren’s father married his wife Petula two years after he first met her in 1968, who he spent almost 50 years of marriage with. They had two children – Lauren and Jonathan.
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What happened to Alan Goldstone?
Alan died of renal and respiratory failure, according to his wife Petula who spoke to the Jewish Telegraph.
While Alan and Petula were out for lunch in Spain, where the couple were planning to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, when he collapsed while he was in the toilet and was taken to hospital.
He was allegedly suffering with a chest infection just before they went to Spain, but Petula said he was “fine when they arrived”.
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Lauren Simon pays tribute to her father
The RHOCH star revealed that when she went to say goodbye to him, he lifted his arm up, told her he loves her and gave her a kiss with tears in his eyes.
Alan died a week before Lauren opened up on the series about him, which she said was “horrific”.
My heart has been broken and I don’t know what to do, I can’t believe he’s gone. You know what, he is the rockstar who died on his favourite beach and hopefully we die on our favourite beaches. To Alan.
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