Chris Bart-Williams dead at 49: Ex-Premier League star passes away on ‘one of darkest days in Nottingham Forest history’ | The Sun
  • 07:00, 25 JUL 2023

When the groom is the co-founder of a hip magazine brand and supermodel Kate Moss is a former girlfriend, you just know his wedding will be a ridiculously stylish and star-studded affair.

Sure enough, Jefferson Hack and Anna Cleveland’s lavish nuptials in Windsor exceeded all expectations.

From the achingly cool guest list, which was made up almost entirely of fashion royalty, to the stunning riverside location, the elegant event – which took place on 15 July – was– masterclass in how to get married in style.

The loved-up couple, who fell for each other four years ago after initially meeting in 2016 at the Los Angeles launch of Jefferson’s book We Can’t Do This Alone, had put so much thought and consideration into every single detail.

The result was a flawless, picture-perfect day that will no doubt inspire countless other weddings.

American model Anna, 34, looked breathtaking in an exquisite boat-neck, backless lace creation complete with a long train and matching veil.

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Not even the presence of her new husband’s ex, catwalk queen Kate Moss, could upstage the bride.

Kate, who was there with her current partner, Nikolai von Bismarck, 36, proved that she’s remained extremely close to 52-year-old Jefferson, who she shares daughter Lila with.

The blonde model, 49, looked half her age in a green, beaded floor-length dress, paired with a green velvet coat, while Lila looked lovely in sunny yellow. She was accompanied by her long-term boyfriend Yoni Helbitz.

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Lila described Anna as the “perfect bride” afterwards.

There was a lovely story behind the bride’s choice of dress, which had been designed by Lavinia Biagiotti – the third-generation Italian designer once babysat for Anna while her mum Pat modelled for Lavinia’s mother, Laura.

Anna, who accessorised with heels by Roger Vivier, said of the dress designer, “I knew Lavinia would understand who I truly am. That was what was important for me.”

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The bride completed the look with a stunning Serpenti necklace from the Italian luxury brand Bvlgari. Talking about the meaning behind it, she said, “The snake is a symbol of endless metamorphosis, which in this case was perfect to represent this new evolution in my life towards a future full of changes – and new beginnings!”

Jefferson, co-founder of Dazed Media, looked super chic for the ceremony in a double-breasted, baby blue two-piece suit.

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The groom’s suit, along with the outfit he wore for the reception, was designed by good friend Kim Jones. Jefferson said, “Kim and I have been friends since the early noughties, when he first started his own label. He’s now the greatest menswear designer of his generation, so it was a real honour to have him and the house of Dior make two custom looks for me.”

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Jefferson’s daughter Lila also had two different outfits for the special occasion. For the ceremony, which took place at the St James the Less church in Dorney (picked out by the couple because of its “romantic and intimate” feel), she wore a beautiful purple bias-cut maxi dress.

Later on, as the reception got under way at Oakley Court, a Gothic pile in Windsor, Lila opted for a stunning yellow floaty dress, which she accessorised with black heels and a black Chanel handbag.

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Also in attendance at the wedding were famous faces including Sadie Frost, Tilda Swinton, Bobby Gillespie, Bella Freud, Björk, Erin O’Connor, Pam Hogg and Daphne Guinness.

On arrival at the reception, guests were treated to a new non-alcoholic champagne called Love Conquers All, which has recently been launched by the newlyweds’ “dear friend” Waris Ahluwalia. Given that neither Anna nor Jefferson drink alcohol, this proved to be the perfect fizz to toast the happy couple.

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And on picking Oakley Court for the reception, Jefferson said, “It’s an extremely bucolic part of the River Thames, with gorgeous grounds, and the main house has charming Gothic architecture, which gave the wedding a fairy-tale, whimsical atmosphere.”

Guests were taken to beautifully decorated bell tents in the grounds of the estate where they were treated to a vegan and gluten-free feast made by chefs Johnnie Collins and Mateo Zielonka. The happy couple then changed into their evening outfits before cutting the wedding cake, which was created by Marc Quinn and described as an “edible sculpture” inspired by the bride and groom’s thumbprints.

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Anna shimmering evening gown had also been designed by Laura Biagiotti.

Describing her dress, Anna said, “I love the way the dress moves and shines – it felt like a magical choice for a glittering day.”

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Providing the music were hip London DJ’s such as Louie Banks, Josh Quinton, Princess Julia and Jodie Harsh, and guests danced the night away to club classics before devouring vegan cheese toasties as a late-night snack.

Talk about ending the night in style.

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A WOMAN fell from a balcony onto a shopper at a busy shopping centre leaving them both in hospital.

Emergency services yesterday rushed to the scene at The Glades in Bromley, London just after 2pm.

Met Police said in a statement: "A woman – believed in her 20s – is believed to have fallen from a balcony. Another woman, aged in her 80s, was found with injuries as a result of the fall.

"We await updates on their condition. Police remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing."

A London Ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called at 2.13pm (24 July) to reports of a person falling from height in the High Street, Bromley.

“We sent three ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, a volunteer emergency responder team and an incident response officer to the scene.

"We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance, which consisted of a paramedic and a doctor in a car.

“The first paramedic arrived in around three minutes. We treated a patient at the scene and took her to a major trauma centre as a priority. We also treated a second patient and took her to a local hospital.”

MEGAN Fox has left fans speechless after her latest sexy snaps.

The Transformers star nearly had a major wardrobe malfunction while splashing around in a tiny bikini.

Megan took to the beach for a recent photo shoot with photographer Cibelle Levi, posing at dusk among the crashing waves.

The 37-year-old shared the photos to her Instagram.

Megan posed in a sheer black bodysuit, which was split open in the front, exposing her breasts.

Only a pair of tiny triangles spared her from spilling out.

The bodysuit was transparent, revealing her bikini bottoms.


Megan indulged in a variety of poses, including leaning up against some rocks and lying in the sand as the soft waves caressed her.

She captioned her post with a reference to "Cliodhna, queen of the banshees."

According to Irish mythology, Cliodhna was a goddess of love and beauty.

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Fans in the comments section didn't disagree.

"There’s nothing to say," one person shared.

Another marvelled: "This body makes no sense after having kids and above the age of 35."

A third declared: "She has to be the most beautiful person in the world."

And one person stammered: "I still can’t wrap my head around the idea someone really cheated on her. Like how she’s, ugh, oof, I can’t without exposing myself any further."


Megan has had a well documented on-off romance with rapper Machine Gun Kelly since 2020.

It was reported last year that the couple had become engaged with Megan later confirming the news herself.

Despite this, The U.S. Sun recently revealed how the pair are no longer living together after the rocker "partied with other women" at his Los Angeles mansion.

The couple was first hit with split rumours in February when it was speculated that the rocker had cheated on Megan – with her believing he had had an affair – however the pair denied a third party was involved.

An insider spilled to The U.S. Sun: "Megan has not been at the house at all, since before his birthday.

"They were living together even during the cheating rumours before they went to Hawaii.

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"They've lived in a number of properties and moved to Encino last year when Kelly bought Logan Paul's former mansion.

"Megan didn't go to his birthday party which ended up getting shut down by the police, and she hasn't been around since, they're on a break again."

LEGENDARY Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest player Chris Bart-Williams has died. 

The former football star, who had been based in the US in recent years, died aged just 49. 

In a statement the club added: " We are deeply saddened at the passing of our former player Chris Bart-Williams."

It came the same day ex-Nottingham Forest forward and England legend Trevor Francis died aged 69.

Francis also played for Sheffield Wednesday, with the team playing tribute to both stars.

Sheffield Wednesday FC said: "Bart-Williams' untimely passing mirrors that of his manager at Hillsborough, Trevor Francis, who also died on this, one of the darkest days in our long history."

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Bart-Williams, who won 16 England Under-21 caps and one England 'B' cap, had poured more than three decades of his life into football, both as a player and coach.

It was a life dedicated to the game which he started building foundations for as a mere 16-year-old.

The midfielder's 76th-minute winner against Leicester in 1999 would be Forest's last Premier League goal until 2022.

He would remain at the City Ground until 2002.

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After retiring in 2006 he moved to the United States and helped coach their successful women's national team. Aged 47, he last year worked in US academy football.

Bart-Williams, who was nicknamed Bartman, was just 16 when he earned a spot in the Leyton Orient first-team. 

His talent was quickly recognised, and the teen was shifted up to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls shelled out £275,000 to bring him to Hillsborough in 1991, the year they were promoted to the English top flight, the First Division, as it was then known.

The Sierra Leone-born man played 124 times for Wednesday, scoring 16 goals – including a hat-trick against Southampton.

In 1995, Bart-Williams joined Nottingham Forest in a £2.5million move. He played more than 200 games for Forest, finding the net 30 times, despite playing several games at sweeper.

He left in 2001 to join Charlton after the City Ground club found themselves in financial trouble.

Bart-Williams played for Ipswich for a short period before he jetted to Cyprus.

He played a handful of games at Marsaxlokk before hanging up his boots – until he met American coach Tony DiCicco. 

Under the legendary guidance of Dicocco he lead two women’s teams. 

After almost more than five years in Connecticut, the coach admitted he was exhausted. 

Speaking to The Mirror, Bart-Williams said: "I was burned out. I needed to take a break for three or four years to recuperate.

"I'd spent a such a large portion of my life – since I was 16 – in the professional game and then had six or seven years coaching in Connecticut. I was done."

But, he quickly started his own business working with youngsters, which he admitted he was loving in 2018. 

Speaking from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina at the time, Bart-Williams said he could see himself staying in the states for the rest of his time. 

He said: "It's very different. I don't miss the English weather, that's for sure!

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"I miss the people, the banter, the fierce sarcasm, a good old cup of English tea, an English breakfast and the cultural environment, but Americans are very generous people, they really are.” 

Bart-Williams added: "I do miss England at times, but we have a nice life over here, we really do."