Bbc Tv Presenter Speight 'Found Dead'

A body of a man believed to be missing BBC kids' TV presenter MARK SPEIGHT has been found in a remote area of London's Paddington railway station, U.K. police have announced.
Officers state the cause of death of the man, who was found at 10am on Sunday (13Apr08), is "unexplained" - but confirm death did not occur due to the man being hit by a train.
Speight, 42, was reported missing last Monday (7Apr08), three months after the tragic death of his fiancee and fellow children's TV presenter Natasha Collins, who was found dead in the bath of their North London home in January (08).
Relatives of the star have been informed of the discovery, but no formal identification has yet taken place.
Fears grew for the TV star's wellbeing after he failed to meet with Collin's mother Carmen, who reported he was in a "fragile state of mind" after the death of the 31-year-old, urging him "not to give up" during his troubled time of grief.
CCTV recorded the last sighting of the star, which showed him boarding a train on London Underground's Bakerloo Line, which stops at Paddington station as part of its route.
In January, BBC star Speight was arrested in connection with the death of his partner on suspicion of murder and supplying cocaine, but no charges were brought against him.
Collin's death was recorded as death by misadventure, after she had taken a deadly mix of cocaine, sleeping tablets and alcohol. She also had burns covering 60 per cent of her body from scalding hot water from the bath she was found in, a Westminister coroner found.
A popular kids' TV presenter, Speight worked on BBC children's art show SmArt for 14 years, but quit the show in February (08) after the death of Collins.
A BBC representative says, "This is very sad news and our thoughts and sympathies are with Mark's family and friends. Mark was a hugely talented and very popular presenter for many years."


Contactmusic

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Ok, So It's Official: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Best Marvel Movie, Ever

Guardians of the Galaxy is still three weeks ago from hitting cinemas...

Ok, So It's Official: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Best Marvel Movie, Ever

Toronto Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

David Cronenberg's new film Maps to the Stars which stunned critics at Cannes and features...

Toronto Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

Lucy - Luc Besson Featurette

The cast and crew of 'Lucy' - actors Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Amr Waked, and producer...

Lucy Trailer

Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels

It’s that time again! Time for Comic-Con to make life a little bit weirder – and better..

Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels

Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5

Everyone’s favourite period drama of manners, ‘Downton Abbey’ is heading back...

Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5
Advertisement

Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1

Besides a promising musician, Sam Smith’s debut record has also shown him to...

Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1

What's Happening With 'Iron Man 4'? Robert Downey Jr. Too Pricey? Colin Farrell To Step In?

If you can be sure of one thing, it’s that Marvel will keep putting out...

What's Happening With 'Iron Man 4'? Robert Downey Jr. Too Pricey? Colin Farrell To Step In?

Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn is Thankful of "Brave" Festival

Damon Albarn isn’t exactly a stranger to playing in front of huge crowds at...

Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn is Thankful of


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All