Live updates

Advertisement

Stuart Baggs died as a result of asthma, police say

Apprentice star Stuart Baggs died as a result of his asthma, which the 27-year-old had suffered from for many years, the Isle of Man Constabulary said today.

Credit: PA

The 27-year-old, who ran a communications firm on the Isle of Man, was found dead at his home in the island's capital, Douglas, at around 9am on Thursday July 30.

A statement released by the Isle of Man Constabulary said a coroner found Baggs died of natural causes.

"Mr Baggs had suffered from asthma for many years and died as a result of his condition," the statement said.

At 21, Baggs was the youngest candidate when he appeared on the BBC One show in 2010.

He was knocked out at the interviews stage and the series was eventually won by Stella English, but he became a cult favourite with his steady stream of catchphrases and his description of himself as "Baggs the brand".

Inspector Michelle McKillop said: "From the reaction we have encountered during our inquiries it is clear that this is a tragic and premature loss of such a hardworking and visionary young man.

"We extend our thoughts to the family at this sad time and on their behalf I would request that they are now left in peace to grieve as a family."

Advertisement

Ex-Apprentice star Baggs' post-mortem 'inconclusive'

A post-mortem following the "sudden and unexpected" death of former BBC Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has proved inconclusive, police said.

The 27-year-old, who ran a communications firm on the Isle of Man, was found dead at a home in the island's capital, Douglas, on Thursday.

Stuart Baggs was the youngest ever BBC Apprentice candidate when he appeared aged 21 Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Despite no apparent cause of death, Isle of Man Police said there is "no reason to view the circumstances as suspicious".

A police spokesman said: "Whilst at this time the cause of his death is not fully determined, there remains no reason to view the circumstances as suspicious, and routine inquiries will continue in order to inform the Coroner of Inquests of the full circumstances. The date of the initial inquest is to follow."

Apprentice star's family 'shattered' by sudden death

Sister Charlotte Baggs described him as the King of following his dreams Credit: BBC/PA Wire

The sister of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has said the family's world is "shattered apart" by his sudden death.

Stuart Baggs, 27, who ran a communications firm on the Isle of Man, was found dead at an address in the island's capital Douglas at 9am today.

His sister Charlotte Baggs paid tribute to him on Facebook saying he was the "king of following his dreams and making them happen".

Today my dearest brother Stuart Baggs gained his wings. To say we are all shocked and devastated is an understatement.

Love him or hate him, he touched many people's lives from his TV antics to his amazing work with Bluewave Communications.

This week he unveiled plans that would have revolutionised the industry, now our world has been shattered apart. He was the biggest character and will leave the biggest hole behind. Not knowing what or why makes it all the harder.

Can't explain how proud I am of him. He was the King of following his dreams and making them happen.

– Charlotte Baggs

Police are investigating Mr Baggs' "sudden and unexpected" death, but a spokeswoman said there was nothing "to indicate that his death is criminally suspicious".

Sugar pays tribute to Apprentice 'stand out' character

Lord Sugar has paid tribute to former BBC Apprentice candidate Stuart Baggs who has died.

The 27-year-old was found dead on the Isle of Man this morning.

Load more updates