We are sad to learn of the death of Lady Susie Moss, widow of Sir Stirling Moss, at the age of 69. She was invariably at Stirling’s side whenever he appeared in public but she had been rarely seen after his death in April 2020, except at Goodwood’s special tribute in 2022 when the Duke of Richmond drove her around the track.
Susie Paine was just five years old and growing up in Hong Kong when she first met Stirling in 1958 when he was at the height of his fame. As a Rootes employee, her mother was assigned to look after him when he visited the British colony. When she was 17, Susie travelled to London and Stirling met her off the boat. Although he briefly dated her older sister Tina, who later married high street tycoon Philip Green, she and Stirling became good friends and eventually romance blossomed. When they married in 1980 she was four months pregnant with their son Elliot.
Susie helped to keep Stirling in the public eye and the pair were virtually inseparable, as we know at Evro Publishing from our happy memories when, in 2015, we published Sir Stirling’s last book.