Boat death: ex Central manager

Nick Milligan, the BSkyB head of advertising sales who was killed in a speedboat accident in Cornwall on Sunday afternoon was, in 1983, ITV Central's general sales manager.

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Tributes pour in for 'charming twinkle-eyed man'

Tributes have poured for a TV executive who was killed along with his eight-year-old daughter, in a speedboat crash in Cornwall yesterday.

Ben Fenton wrote on Twitter: "Nick Milligan, who died with one of his kids in the Padstow speedboat accident, was one of the kindest, nicest funniest men I have ever met."

BSkyB executive Nick Milligan Credit: Sky

Stephen M said: "Incredibly sad news about Nick Milligan. An absolute tragedy, one of the truly lovely people in our business."

Stefano Hatfield tweeted: "Whenever I think of my encounters with Nick Milligan over 20 years all I can recall is laughter.Lovely, charming twinkle-eyed man.

"One of industry's best and loveliest."

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Brother: Nick 'was an extremely loving father'

The brother of Nick Milligan, who was killed in a speedboat accident in Cornwall, has paid tribute to him.

Max Milligan said he was an "extremely loving father and husband, son and brother who doted on his family".

"That he and my delightful niece died at their favourite place at the end of a gloriously sunny bank holiday weekend provides us with a tiny glimmer of light".

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Speedboat death: former Central employee

Nick Milligan, the man who was killed in a speedboat accident in Cornwall on Sunday afternoon, was a former ITV Central sales manager.

Mr Milligan, 51, died alongside his 8-year-old daughter. His brother described him as an "extremely loving father and husband, son and brother who doted on his family".

The BSkyB head of advertising sales worked for ITV Central in 1986 for three years.

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