Drew Cockton’s entrepreneurial projects didn’t always pay dividends: he tried to run a bed and breakfast on Canal Street, but the timing of his investment coincided with the 2008 financial crisis. After the failure, Drew was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He gained employment in finance, but he wasn’t happy.

Therefore, despite protestations from his family, Drew quit and established a candle-making business dubbed Owen Drew. Drew’s story convinced multimillionaire Dragon Touker Suleyman to invest 50,000 pounds for 30% of Owen Drew. 

Suleyman was one of the many who mourned Drew’s sudden death on 22nd October 2022, writing on Instagram: “Devastated by the sad news, passing away of young entrepreneur Drew Cockton. Young man with drive, passion, business acumen, with plenty of energy. He will be missed by family and us. Rest in peace Drew.”

Drew Cockton died peacefully at home, and his cause of death is a mystery

The details about Drew Cockton’s death remain unclear, including his cause of death. The little we know about his passing comes from one of his mother’s Facebook posts, which states that Drew died ‘peacefully at home.’ Cockton’s mom, Kate, wrote:

“We are truly, utterly heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Drew Peter George Cockton (my gorgeous boy) died peacefully at home yesterday. We are devastated beyond belief. Life is never, ever going to be the same again. Rest Peacefully darling boy.”

Cockton’s friend James Golden shared a photo of himself and Drew taken at a party hours before he died. “Can’t believe I’m writing this,” Golden wrote. “The photo of us was taken only a matter of hours before you sadly passed. Your party was incredible; until we meet again.”

Paris Hilton, one of Drew’s celebrity customers, also shared her condolences: “Devastated to hear the news of my friend & #LittleHilton @mrowendrew. He was so kind with a heart of gold. My heart breaks for his loved ones & family. Sending them all my condolences & so much love. RIP sweet soul. Love you forever, my friend.”