Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Would That Israel Receive The Sympathy That This BBC Presenter Did

Kristian Digby, a BBC presenter, is dead.

Friends and colleagues of his paid tribute to him:-

Dominic Littlewood, who was Mr Digby's co-presenter on To Buy or Not to Buy, said: "There's not a bad word I can say about Kristian. "He was a lovely fun, nice, jolly, decent person."

His agent and friend Jo Wander said: "I am devastated by the loss. He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director. I will miss him hugely and my thoughts at this time are with his family and his many friends. He will be sorely missed."

Alistair Appleton, a fellow BBC presenter who is also openly gay, said: "Kristian was a fine, charming, complex, rather dazzling man. TV is duller and straighter and drearier without him. I was proud to have met him, hung out with him, known him a little. "It’s desperately, desperately sad."

A BBC spokesman paid tribute and said: "Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter for BBC Daytime. He brought a real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented for us and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."

Ah. Would that Israel receive the same sympathy and understanding that Digby has, for after all, Digby's death is being investigated by the police, who are concerned about some "unexplained circumstances".


The post mortem is expected to answer the question whether he died of suffocation after deliberately restricting his supply of oxygen. Mr Digby, who was the host of daytime property shows including To Buy or Not to Buy, died at his home in east London on Monday.

Ambulance crews were unable to revive the 32-year old at the flat in Newnham at 7.45am. According to reports a belt and a bag were removed from the property for forensic tests.

Okay, let me be more specific:-

Kristian Digby, the BBC presenter found dead at his home, may have died as the result of a sex game that went wrong. Auto-erotic asphyxiation, which has been condemned by police and medical experts as a dangerous practise, is said to heighten sexual arousal.

Doesn't Israel deserve a similar attitude of respect, it being a lot less than a homosexual who perhaps engaged in activity that might lead to a decision of death by accident?

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