TV star shot dead by her Brit oil tycoon husband in Turkish murder-suicide ‘may have been about to leave him over his string of affairs and after he complained about her “sexy” Instagram pictures’, friend claims

A TV personality who was shot dead by her British oil tycoon husband in Turkey before he turned the gun on himself could have been about to leave him after he had a string of affairs, it was claimed today.

Singer and comedian Victoria Vera Blyth, 40, is understood to have sent texts to friends telling them that she was unhappy with her husband Thomas Blyth, 53, over his jealousy and ‘constant infidelities’ and return to her Czech Republic homeland.

Her friends believe that the celebrity couple who were married for ten years could have had a furious row at their luxury villa in the Turkish capital Ankara after he translated her text messages showing her discussing her plans with her Czech friends.

Scottish-born Blyth who owned and ran the international firm ASG Inspection shot her dead before apparently blasting himself in the head in a suspected murder and suicide while their children were at home.

It was also claimed that controlling Blyth had allegedly become fed up with his ‘vivacious’ wife posting glamorous pictures of herself on Instagram, and had told her that it was unbecoming behaviour for the spouse of a senior executive.

Ms Blyth was a hugely popular figure in Czech showbiz circles

Singer and comedian Victoria Vera Blyth, 40, (pictured, left) is understood to have sent texts to friends telling them that she was unhappy with her husband Thomas Blyth, 53, (pictured, right) over his jealousy and ¿constant infidelities¿

Singer and comedian Victoria Vera Blyth, 40, (pictured, left) is understood to have sent texts to friends telling them that she was unhappy with her husband Thomas Blyth, 53, (pictured, right) over his jealousy and ‘constant infidelities’

The TV star leaves behind her three young children (pictured)

The TV star leaves behind her three young children (pictured) 

A Czech friend of Ms Blyth, who had three children with her husband and was known as Viky said: ‘Everyone was following her on Instagram, but a few months ago her profile suddenly disappeared. So I contacted Viky to find out what was going on.

‘She told me that the husband did not want the wife of an influential businessman to present herself in this way. So, she complied and created a new profile, which she already had locked to the public, and stopped sharing her sexy photos.’

In an interview with Czech newspaper Blesk, the friend added: ‘From that moment on, we started writing a lot and it took a long time before she revealed to me that she was dealing with her husband’s constant infidelities. She herself said that she was jealous’

Fighting back tears, the friend added that Ms Blyth has threatened her husband in the past that she would leave him if he did not stop his philandering.

She said: ‘Viky had southern blood and was vivacious. They led a so-called Italian marriage, in which there was no shortage of tense moments.

‘Viky even jokingly said that she loves drama and it is the spice of their relationship.’

A friend said the couple had a 'so-called Italian marriage, in which there was no shortage of tense moments'

A friend said the couple had a ‘so-called Italian marriage, in which there was no shortage of tense moments’

Mr Blyth's remains are said to have been handed back to his family, who are taking them back to Scotland. Ms Blyth's body, meanwhile, remains in Turkey

Mr Blyth’s remains are said to have been handed back to his family, who are taking them back to Scotland. Ms Blyth’s body, meanwhile, remains in Turkey

Mr and Mrs Blyth married in 2014 and lived together in Prague for several years before moving to Turkey after his work took him to the Middle East

Mr and Mrs Blyth married in 2014 and lived together in Prague for several years before moving to Turkey after his work took him to the Middle East

Ms Blyth was reported to have been due to head to the Czech Republic to spend the summer with her Czech family.

The friend added: ‘Yes, she wrote to me. Unfortunately she also wrote to me that she would not be returning to Ankara afterwards and would stay here in the Czech Republic.

‘That she was leaving her husband and children, that she wanted a life without infidelity and stress for the children… Who could have guessed that this decision would cost her her life and make three children orphans.’

Ms Blyth was a hugely popular figure in Czech showbiz circles, and presented the Morning Show on Europe 2 alongside Czech broadcaster Leo Mare.

Those who knew her in the Czech Republic have remembered her always having a smile on her face and calling them ‘Darling’.

Those who knew her in the Czech Republic have remembered her always having a smile on her face and calling them ¿Darling¿

Those who knew her in the Czech Republic have remembered her always having a smile on her face and calling them ‘Darling’

No one else was injured during the deadly incident, which reportedly stemmed from a heated argument over the presenter's texts

No one else was injured during the deadly incident, which reportedly stemmed from a heated argument over the presenter’s texts

She presented the Morning Show on Europe 2 alongside Czech broadcaster Leo¿ Mare¿

She presented the Morning Show on Europe 2 alongside Czech broadcaster Leo¿ Mare¿

Blyth and her husband left three children behind

Blyth and her husband left three children behind 

The friend added: ‘After what I’ve read, I’m convinced they started fighting over the texts Viky wrote to her friends. That he translated them and hurt her.’

The couple’s three children, aged four, ten and 14, were placed in the care of their mother’s family who travelled to Turkey following Ms Blyth’s suspected murder on June 11, according to local media.

Mr and Mrs Blyth married in 2014 and lived together in Prague for several years before moving to Turkey after his work took him to the Middle East.

She was born in South Africa and moved to the Czech Republic as a young woman with her family. She studied music at university and became famous after releasing her first album in 2004.

Ms Blyth also dedicated much of her time to charity, working with the Czech organisation Velvet Smile, which helps ‘improve the quality of life for families of sick and disabled children, and victims of domestic abuse, according to its website.

She also founded DazSpor, the organisers of running races across Turkey, including a half-marathon in the country’s capital.

The charity said in a social media post: ‘We are deeply saddened by the passing of founder of DazSpor Mrs. Victoria Blyth.’

Oil tycoon David Thomas Blyth (pictured, right) killed them both with a gun in their home in Turkey's capital, Ankara

Oil tycoon David Thomas Blyth (pictured, right) killed them both with a gun in their home in Turkey’s capital, Ankara

The murder-suicide reportedly stemmed from a heated argument over the presenter's texts

The murder-suicide reportedly stemmed from a heated argument over the presenter’s texts

Victoria was born in South Africa and moved to the Czech Republic as a young woman with her family

Victoria was born in South Africa and moved to the Czech Republic as a young woman with her family

She also dedicated much of her time to charity work

She also dedicated much of her time to charity work

Her sister, Alexandra, wrote a tribute to her sister on Instagram, and revealed her family had only recently buried their father.

The post read: ‘It is with deep sadness and pain that I have to announce that my beloved and beautiful sister, the sunshine of our lives who brought us so much joy, with her laughter, positive spirit, drive and energy, has left us forever.

‘Please, I’m begging you all, give us time for the sake of the children.

‘My family is going through a very difficult time because they lost both parents. We recently buried our father and now our sister and brother-in-law and we need time to recover, but most of all we need to be here for the children.

‘We really appreciate your beautiful messages, but in these difficult times we need time to breathe.’

Just months before her husband brutally murdered her, the TV presenter said in her final interview that she had a lot of ideas for future projects

But she added poignantly: ‘I don’t like to plan completely into the future, because you never know what can happen.’

Blyth was an oil tycoon, owning and running the international firm ASG Inspection, and had three children with his wife

Blyth was an oil tycoon, owning and running the international firm ASG Inspection, and had three children with his wife

Victoria studied music at university and rose to fame after releasing her first album in 2004

Victoria's body, meanwhile, remains in Turkey

Victoria studied music at university and rose to fame after releasing her first album in 2004

A friend told Blesk.cz that Ms Blyth planned on buying a ranch and returning to her music

Mr Blyth’s remains are said to have been handed back to his family, who are taking them back to Scotland. Ms Blyth’s body, meanwhile, remains in Turkey.

Turkish police are still investigating the tragic incident.

A spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: ‘We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Turkey and are in contact with the local authorities.’

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic added: ‘I can confirm that a Czech citizen died a violent death in Türkiye.

‘Our embassy in Ankara is in contact with her family and is providing consular assistance. With regard to the survivors, we will not provide any further information.’

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