Apprentice star’s funeral announced

Stuart Baggs

Stuart Baggs

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A date has been set for the funeral of Stuart Baggs.

It will be held at St Ninian’s Church in Douglas on Friday, August 21, at 2pm.

The telecommunications entrepreneur and one-time television star was found dead in his flat in Douglas on July 30.

Police said that he had suffered from asthma for many years and died as a result of his condition.

Mr Baggs was the son of Stephen and Rosemary Baggs and brother of Charlotte.

He founded his own telecommunications business, BlueWave Commmunications Limited in 2007.

His family have set up a Facebook page, called ‘In memory of Stuart Baggs - Wear Blue for Stu’, asking people to post photos of themselves wearing something blue.

They are also asking people to wear blue at the funeral in tribute.

A family statement on the page reads: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the amount of love and support we have received from you all.

‘We would like to invite anyone who wishes to attend the funeral of Stuart to be held at St Ninian’s Church at 2pm on Friday, August 21.

‘We would kindly request everyone to wear blue - dark, light, bright, jewel, any shade will do.

‘As a family we would like to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and thoughts at this tremendously difficult time.’

Stuart found fame after appearing on the BBC show ‘The Apprentice’ when his outspoken one-liners led to him becoming something of a legend.

He also appeared in an episode of Channel 4’s ‘Come Dine With Me’ which was filmed on the island.

His family have asked that donations be made at the church in support of asthma charitable organisations.

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