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  1. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Default R.I.P. - Mark Speight

    Just flicked onto Sky News and saw something I'd been dreading! - Marks Speight's body was found this morning by Police outside a RailStation. I have no idea which, it's breaking news. there arent any articles on the web yet.

    They have said though he was definately not struck by a train ...

    I always liked him when he was on 'SMART' and enjoyed his positive attitude

    Miss you mate!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoo News
    Missing TV presenter Mark Speight has been found dead in London, police have confirmed.

    His body was found in a remote spot at Paddington railway station. Officers said he was not struck by a train.
    The 42-year-old presenter was in a "vulnerable" state following the drug death of his fiancee, Natasha Collins, in January.
    Next of kin have been informed. It is not yet known how he died and a post-mortem will be carried out at a later date.
    Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt said the area where the body was found is not accessible to the public.
    He added: "It looks like he found a quiet spot to die."
    The TV star vanished after boarding a Tube train in north London on Monday.
    The news of his death came a day after his father Oliver issued an emotional appeal for him to get in touch.
    Scotland Yard had been investigating unconfirmed sightings of Mr Speight in Bournemouth, St Albans and London.
    Close family members had been leaving messages on the presenter's mobile phone.
    His father said in a statement: "Mark, wherever you are or whatever you are doing to give yourself time to deal with your own personal grief, we totally understand but we need you to get in touch.
    "Please don't give up on us because we are not giving up on you."
    Miss Collins was found dead on January 3 from boiling water burns and a drugs overdose in the bath of the north west London flat she shared with Speight.
    The presenter told police the couple had been "partying" and had taken cocaine and sleeping pills as well as drinking wine and vodka
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News

    Mark Speight was caught on CCTV at Queen's Park station

    Missing TV presenter Mark Speight has been urged by his father to not "give up" and get in touch with the family.
    Oliver Speight said he understood his son needed time to grieve after the death of his fiancee Natasha Collins.
    But in a statement he added: "Please don't give up on us because we are not giving up on you."
    Mark Speight, 42, was last seen boarding a London Underground train on 7 April. Miss Collins died at the couple's north London home in January.
    The 31-year-old was discovered in a bath after the pair had taken cocaine, sleeping pills and alcohol.
    Mark Speight, a children's presenter, was said to be in a "fragile state of mind" following the death.
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  2. Baltoman is offline Baby Vipah :D
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    rip, I never heard about him but RIP anyways

  3. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    He was a presenter of a well known Children's TV program, SMart, dedicated to get children into Art.

    Something from SMart:
    If the video above doesn't show click here to view it.
    HQ Link

    *He's the blonde one
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  4. Baldy is offline Wibble Wobble
      
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    Darn it, i was dreading this as well, but i had a feeling it would happen, It's such a shame a talent like his has been lost.

    R.I.P. Mark
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  5. Who
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    RIP mark, you were a great presenter and brightened up my afternoons when i was younger
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  6. Mb
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    SM Art? Sounds wrong for children to be honest...
    Never heard of this guy before, but RIP.

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  7. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    RIP Mark

    He was very Creative, and as CD said he brightened up my afternoons (when i was bored) when i was younger.

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  8. TimBud is offline brmm
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mb »
    SM Art? Sounds wrong for children to be honest...
    thats because your perverted mind twisted it! Well done for that. :eek_blue:



    Mark was an great presenter and will be missed by many


  9. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
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    Missing TV presenter Mark Speight has been found dead in London, police have confirmed.
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    His body was found in a remote spot at Paddington railway station. Officers said he was not struck by a train.
    The 42-year-old presenter was in a "vulnerable" state following the drug death of his fiancee, Natasha Collins, in January.
    Next of kin have been informed. It is not yet known how he died and a post-mortem will be carried out at a later date.
    Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt said the area where the body was found is not accessible to the public.
    He added: "It looks like he found a quiet spot to die."
    The TV star vanished after boarding a Tube train in north London on Monday.
    The news of his death came a day after his father Oliver issued an emotional appeal for him to get in touch.
    Scotland Yard had been investigating unconfirmed sightings of Mr Speight in Bournemouth, St Albans and London.
    Close family members had been leaving messages on the presenter's mobile phone.
    His father said in a statement: "Mark, wherever you are or whatever you are doing to give yourself time to deal with your own personal grief, we totally understand but we need you to get in touch.
    "Please don't give up on us because we are not giving up on you."
    Miss Collins was found dead on January 3 from boiling water burns and a drugs overdose in the bath of the north west London flat she shared with Speight.
    The presenter told police the couple had been "partying" and had taken cocaine and sleeping pills as well as drinking wine and vodka.

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  10. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    RIP, he will be greatly missed by many people.

  11. iBilo is offline ;)
     
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    RIP. My condulunces to his family and friends.


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    As the rest of the non British people here have posted, I have no idea who he is, but what has been written in here, yet I'll still say RIP. It's always a shame when good people pass away..

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  13. hesonly5 is offline Hungry Hungry Hippos! :D
     
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    RIP Mark

  14. The Queen is offline <3 Ferrari F50
     
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    RIP

    I remember watching him on that programme. He was a great guy too...

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    RIP, used to watch the program aswell, very good presenter.
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  16. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    RIP, that program was so cool, such a shame he's gone, he was a brilliant presenter.

  17. Speedtouch is offline I Wish I Was Special.
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    RIP. I used to love SMart! Such a sad loss.

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  18. hesonly5 is offline Hungry Hungry Hippos! :D
     
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    Looks like he commited suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    Missing TV presenter Mark Speight was found hanging on a building adjacent to Paddington railway station, British Transport Police have said.

    Station staff found a body, believed to be that of the 42-year-old, hanging on the roof of MacMillan House on Sunday. The body was out of public view.

    The body is to be formally identified later by Mr Speight's family.

    Mr Speight was last seen on 7 April and was said to have been devastated after his fiancee Natasha Collins' death.

    A post-mortem examination will be held later on Monday and an inquest into Mr Speight's death will be opened on Wednesday, police said.


    'Fragile state'

    Mr Speight was last seen on CCTV boarding a southbound Bakerloo line Underground train from Queens Park station.

    Later that day he was reported missing when he failed to meet Ms Collins's mother for coffee in Covent Garden.

    Mr Speight's 31-year-old fiancee died on 3 January after taking cocaine, sleeping tablets and alcohol.

    She was found with 60% burns from hot water in the bath at the couple's flat in St John's Wood, north-west London.

    An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.

    Following her death Mr Speight, who was said to be in a "fragile state of mind", had moved in with Ms Collins's mother.

    Paying tribute to his son, Oliver Speight, said: "Mark was a wonderful son and brother to his family and he will be very sadly missed."

    Mr Speight's agent, Jan Kennedy, of Billy Marsh Associates, said: "We are absolutely devastated at the tragic news of the loss of Mark and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as the family of his beloved fiancee, Natasha, whose equally tragic death had affected him so inconsolably."
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  19. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Not a supprise but still a terrible thing for some to be in the situation to do somthing like this. Shows what kind of person he is with the fact he did it out of view to people not involved even in the state he must have been in.
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  20. hesonly5 is offline Hungry Hungry Hippos! :D
     
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but the coroners report is out... Poor bloke

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    Children's TV presenter Mark Speight committed suicide by hanging himself, a coroner has ruled.

    The 42-year-old was found hanged at Paddington station, in central London, last month. He killed himself using his shoelaces, the coroner said.



    A suicide note was found in his pocket, Westminster Coroners Court heard.



    Mr Speight, who grew up in Wolverhampton, was said to have been devastated by the death of his fiancee Natasha Collins earlier this year.



    The presenter of BBC show SMart was missing for six days before his body was found on 13 April.



    Minutes before his death Mr Speight had unsuccessfully tried to hang himself with his belt, the coroner said.



    His death came three months after Miss Collins died at the couple's flat in St John's Wood, north London, after taking cocaine, sleeping tablets and alcohol.



    Mr Speight was originally arrested on suspicion of murder and supplying Class A drugs following the discovery of her body, but no charges were brought.


 
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