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Post-mortem fails to find the cause of Stuart Baggs' death

Questions surround the sudden death of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs (opens in new tab) after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

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

The 27-year-old, who ran a communications firm on the Isle of Man, was found dead at an address in the island’s capital, Douglas, at around 9am on Thursday.

Stuart Baggs

(Isle of Man Constabulary/PA)


The post-mortem examination following his 'sudden and unexpected' death was carried out on Friday.

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.”

Speaking of the family, he said: “They would like to extend their gratitude for the support and kind wishes they have received from their family and friends, and the support of the constabulary.”

Stuart Baggs



His sister, Charlotte Baggs, said the family’s world had been 'shattered apart' by his sudden death.

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

Past and present stars of the popular show took to social media to express their shock at the entrepreneur’s death.

terrible news Stuart Baggs has died. My sincere condolances to his family and friends RIP one of the stand out characters of the apprentice

— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) July 30, 2015


Baggs, who recently turned 27, gave an interview to Isle of Man newspapers last week about his latest scheme to bring 4G broadband to the island.

Talking to the paper about his career, he said: “I work, as my hair will tell you, at least 18 hours a day. I sleep for four hours religiously, I would not have it any other way, like Margaret Thatcher.”

He said that work gave him 'a buzz', adding: “As to the future, we are already working on that.”


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