Tuesday, 2 March 2010

To Buy or Not To Buy host KRISTIAN DIGBY found dead in his East London home ...

Television presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead at his home in what police have called "unexplained" circumstances.

Colleagues and friends of the To Buy Or Not To Buy host have reacted with shock, describing him as a "lovely guy " who brought a "real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented".

The 32-year-old was confirmed dead at the scene on Monday morning when ambulance services arrived at his property in Richford Road, Newham, east London.

Digby's agent and friend Jo Wander said: "I am devastated by the loss. He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director.  "I will miss him hugely and my thoughts at this time are with his family and his many friends. He will be sorely missed."

Police sources said the To Buy Or Not To Buy presenter's death was "unexplained".

The gay 32-year-old was pronounced dead at his home in Newham, east London, after an ambulance crew were called to the scene.  A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called to reports of a body of a man in his 30s. Ambulance services attended and life was pronounced extinct. Next of kin were informed and we await formal identification. There will be a post-mortem at noon at East Ham mortuary."

Digby, a property expert, worked on a string of shows including Double Agents, Living In The Sun, House Swap and Buy It, Sell It, Bank It.

A BBC spokesman said: "Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter for BBC Daytime. "He brought a real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented for us. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."

Digby, who was born into a family of property developers, was also a film director. His short film Last Train To Demise won the Melbourne Film Festival best student film in 1998 and Words Of Deception won him a junior BAFTA in 1997.

A neighbour of Digby's last night described the presenter as "a nice chap". The man, who did not wish to be named, said Digby had lived there for a number of years and he would see him from time to time.
Digby presented the BBC's Holiday Show and was the series director on The Million Pound Property Experiment for BBC2. He also directed films and television programmes such as Home Front, Fantasy Rooms, She's Gotta Have It, Girls On Top and The Ozone.

A BBC spokesman said: "Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter for BBC Daytime.

Television presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead at his home in what police have called "unexplained" circumstances.  Colleagues and friends of the To Buy Or Not To Buy host have reacted with shock, describing him as a "lovely guy" who brought a "real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented".

A post-mortem examination will take place today.

Digby, a property expert, worked on a string of shows including Double Agents, Living In The Sun, House Swap and Buy It, Sell It, Bank It.

It is believed after initially living in an end-of-terrace two-storey house, he built and moved into his "dream home" in land adjacent to the property. "He said to us it was his dream home and we joked, 'How can it be your dream home when you've built it your own garden?'," Ms Shannon said.

Another neighbour told of the work he did to improve life for people in the area.

He said Digby had arranged for trees to be planted along the street and rubbish to be collected, adding: "He made it look nice, everybody knew him. It is a sad loss."

 
Really sad news ... May his soul R.I.P
BFS x

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