Former civil service chief Sir Jeremy Heywood dies aged 56
Theresa May pays tribute to former cabinet secretary, who has died from cancer
The former cabinet secretary and head of the civil service Sir Jeremy Heywood has died from cancer aged 56, Downing Street has said.
Heywood died on Sunday morning, his wife, Suzanne, said in a statement. He announced his retirement on medical advice late last month, having been on a period of leave after being diagnosed with cancer in June last year.