The brother of an SAS hero TV star has died in jail while serving a life sentence for stabbing his eight-year-old daughter to death.
William Billingham – brother of SAS: Who Dares Wins’ Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham MBE – was found slumped in a chair inside his cell at HMP Birmingham on Friday morning.
The cause of death is not yet known but it is believed the killer died before staff could reach him, The Sun reported.
The 58-year-old was jailed for life in October 2018 after he knifed his daughter Mylee Billingham to death as she pleaded: ‘Please Daddy, no Daddy, stop it’.
William Billingham, 58, (left and right) was jailed for life in October 2018 after he knifed his daughter Mylee to death as she pleaded: ‘Please Daddy, no Daddy, stop it’
Just 15 minutes before the murder Billingham had posted a photo on Facebook showing his smiling daughter eating pizza on his bed
Mylee Billingham, eight, was killed by her father in January 2018
William Billingham’s celebrity brother Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham MBE has appeared on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins
The evil thug is the brother of TV’s SAS Who Dares Wins star Mark Billingham (pictured, right, with his brother, left)
He killed the defenceless schoolgirl to get back at his ex-partner who had started a new same-sex relationship.
The inmate, from Walsall, West Midlands, was moved from P Wing to the comfier J Wing in mid-2020.
Billingham was taken to the wing, which accommodates frail and elderly prisoners, after his health declined.
A source told The Sun: ‘He was found in a chair, the officers had opened up and found him.
‘It drove people mad, he was living the life of luxury in there.
‘He worked on the servery helping give meals out to fellow inmates.’
Billingham was jailed for 27 years after the callous killing of daughter Mylee – who he nicknamed ‘Moo.’
He had grown resentful of his ex Tracey Taundry’s relationship with her new partner and feared she would stop him seeing his children.
On January 20, 2018, Billingham waited for Tracey to collect Mylee from his home, where he armed himself with a kitchen knife.
As the youngster left his house, the father-of-six pulled his daughter back indoors by her hood as she screamed ‘mummy, mummy’ and ‘please daddy, no daddy, stop it’.
Mylee Billingham’s mother Tracey Taundry holding a doll as she arrived at the funeral of the eight-year-old stabbing victim at St James’ Church, Walsall, in April 2018
Chilling footage played to the court shows Mylee Billingham laughing with her father in a shop just over two hours before she was stabbed to death
Tracey Taundry (far left) is pictured outside court in September 2018
Billingham then ‘violently’ thrust the blade into Mylee’s chest in a ‘swift, deliberate and brutal’ manner as a ‘final act of revenge’ against his ex.
Ms Taundry meanwhile desperately tried to bang the door down as she screamed for help.
Just 15 minutes before the murder Billingham had posted a photo on Facebook showing his smiling daughter eating pizza on his bed.
Officers and paramedics performed CPR on the youngster who was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospitals where she was pronounced dead at 11.30pm.
At his sentencing hearing it was revealed how Billingham tried to take his own life midway through his trial by cutting both his wrists with razor blades in his cell.
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