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Tributes flood in for Stuart Baggs

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Tributes flood in for Stuart Baggs

Stuart Baggs' family are "devastated" after his body was found on the Isle of Man yesterday.

The former Apprentice candidate died at his home in Douglas, the island's capital. Now his sister Charlotte has paid tribute to him in a touching Facebook post.

"Today my dearest brother Stuart Baggs gained his wings. To say we are all shocked and devastated is an understatement," she wrote.

"Love him or hate him, he touched many people's lives from his TV antics to his amazing work with Bluewave Communications.

"He was the biggest character and will leave the biggest hole behind. Not knowing what or why makes it all the harder.

"Can't explain how proud I am of him. He was the king of following his dreams and making them happen."

Stuart appeared on the show in 2010 when he was just 21, making him the Apprentice's youngest candidate. He was fired in the semi-final but went on to run the Bluewave Communications business on the Isle of Man. On Wednesday he'd even tweeted about the new home hub product they were launching.

His death is currently being labelled unsuspicious by police, but the cause has not yet been confirmed.

"Police again confirm that at this time there is nothing obvious to indicate the cause of his untimely death and inquiries will continue. The police request that consideration is given to the privacy of the family and friends at this difficult time," they said in a statement, according to the BBC.

Stuart was known for his excessive confidence on the show, with his one-liners such as "Everything I touch turns to sold" and "I'm Stuart Baggs the brand" becoming classics.

Among the stars paying tribute was comedian Matt Lucas.

"That's very sad news indeed about Stuart Baggs. He guested on the ML Awards a couple of years back and was warm, sweet and self-effacing. (sic)" he tweeted.

Radio 1's Matt Edmondson also had positive memories of Stuart.

"Really sad news about Stuart Baggs. I loved him on The Apprentice and he helped me out with some radio bits too. He was a really nice guy. (sic)," he wrote.

- Cover Media