Gareth Williams (politician)
| Gareth Williams (politician) |
|Born||Gareth Wyn Williams|
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
|Died||20 September 2003 (Age 62)|
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Queens' College, Cambridge|
|Victim of||premature death|
A Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council who suffered an unexplained and sudden death at age 62, four months after attending his second Bilderberg conference.
Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn Template:Postnominals (5 February 1941 – 20 September 2003) was a Welsh barrister and Labour politician who was Leader of the House of Lords, Lord President of the Council and a member of the UK Cabinet at the time of his sudden death in 2003.
The BBC reported that he "collapsed and died suddenly at his home in Gloucestershire" and that "His family are still not sure what caused his death, Lord Williams' private secretary, Chris Jacobs, told reporters." Obituaries in The Guardian and The Independent both mentioned "his unexpected death", The Economist that "he died suddenly", UPI that he "died unexpectedly" and The Scotsman that "no details of what caused his death at the age of 62 were immediately available."
In 2013, Matthew Seward still had no explanation for Williams' sudden death, but noted that “The Labour party has too often lost major figures at the peak of their careers – from Hugh Gaitskell and Tony Crosland to John Smith and Donald Dewar.” 
A 2017 entry in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography stated that he died of a heart attack.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2002||30 May 2002||2 June 2002||US|
|Bilderberg/2003||15 May 2003||18 May 2003||France|
- http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2013/09/19/remembering-gareth-williams/ , 2013