David Cameron mourns older brother who inspired him to leadership: Alexander ... trends now
The brother of former Prime Minister David Cameron has died from cancer at the age of 59.
Alexander Cameron suffered a lengthy battle with ill health, stepping down from the bar for retirement after his cancer diagnosis in 2020 following a career spanning over 30 years.
The star barrister was the first to appear on camera while in action at the Court of Appeal. But the brilliance of Alex made itself felt far beyond the courtroom.
Some argue that it was his success which fired up the ambitions of his younger brother – so much so that his sibling propelled himself to the office of Prime Minister in 2010.
The younger Cameron hinted as much when, twelve years ago, he guest edited the Big Issue magazine.
'I lived in the shadow of my older brother,' wrote the then Prime Minister. 'He was three years older and was a huge success. It was great to have that kind of role model and I was incredibly proud of him, but like many younger brothers you find yourself always a few steps behind.'
Alexander Cameron suffered a lengthy battle with ill-health, stepping down from the bar for retirement after his cancer diagnosis in 2020 following a career spanning over 30