Wednesday 13 December 2017

'Apprentice' star found dead at 27

Former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs, who has died, a spokesman for his firm confirmed. Photo: PA
Former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs, who has died, a spokesman for his firm confirmed. Photo: PA

Gordon Rayner in London

A Former star of the BBC's 'Apprentice', Stuart Baggs, has died, a spokesman for his firm confirmed.

The entrepreneur, who liked to describe himself as 'The Brand', ran BlueWave Communications on the Isle of Man, which he founded in 2007. He was found dead in a property in Douglas on the island at 9am yesterday.

A police spokeswoman said there was "nothing to indicate that his death is criminally suspicious at this time". The cause of his death is unknown.

A police statement said: "There is nothing obvious to indicate the cause of his untimely death."

A statement on BlueWave's Facebook page said: "BlueWave would like to confirm the devastating news relating to the report of the sudden death of Mr Stuart Baggs, the Managing Director of BlueWave Communications. We'd like to pass on our condolences to his family and friends."

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

He had also tweeted about the success of the launch of his latest broadband hub.

Talking to a local 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."

Baggs was the youngest ever 'Apprentice' contestant when he appeared on the show in 2010 aged 21, eventually exiting in the semi-final. The series was won by Stella English.

Irish Independent

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