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Apprentice star Stuart Baggs' death caused by asthma attack

Stuart Baggs
Image caption Baggs was notorious for his one-liners, including "Everything I touch turns to sold"

The sudden death of former Apprentice star Stuart Baggs was caused by an asthma attack, police have said.

The 27-year-old's body was found after officers were called to his Isle of Man home on 30 July.

Insp Iain MacMillan said: "Mr Baggs had suffered from asthma for many years and died as a result of his condition."

Police have informed the coroner that the Plymouth-born entrepreneur died from "natural causes".

'Hardworking visionary'

Insp McKillop said: "From the reaction we have encountered during our enquiries, 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."

Image caption The 27-year-old was found dead at his home on Douglas promenade on 30 July

Baggs lived in the Isle of Man for most of his life and ran a telecommunications company.

When he was aged 21 in 2010, he became the youngest ever candidate to appear on the BBC One show The Apprentice.

Baggs, who was fired in the semi-final, became famous for his one-liners which included "Everything I touch turns to sold" and "I'm Stuart Baggs the brand".

He was found dead by police after they were called to his home on Central Promenade in Douglas, at 09:00 BST last Thursday.

Asthma facts

  • Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing and chest tightness
  • It is caused by inflammation of the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs
  • It can be triggered by dust, animal fur and pollen, among other things
  • The severity varies from person to person but can be controlled well in most people, most of the time
  • Severe asthma attacks may require hospital treatment and can be life-threatening, although this is unusual
  • The reason why some people develop asthma is not fully understood, although you are more likely to develop it if you have a family history of the condition

Source:NHS website

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