Very sad to see Leon Brittan has died. A good & honourable servant of his country. A decent and lasting friend. He will be sorely missed RIP
— John Deben (@lorddeben) January 22, 2015
Sources indicate John Gummer is correct.
“Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan died last night at his home in London after a long battle with cancer.” – Family statement
Leon Brittan family statement pic.twitter.com/5TOLhPLXVO
— John Stevens (@johnestevens) January 22, 2015