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22nd Apr 2024

Gogglebox star George Gilbey’s cause of death confirmed

Charlie Herbert

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Gilbey died after a fall from height whilst working

Former Gogglebox star George Gilbey died from traumatic head and torso injuries he suffered after falling from height, a coroner has heard.

The electrician died last month whilst he was working in Shoeburyness, Essex

An inquest was opened into the 40-year-old’s death, and the coroner in Chelmsford was told that Gilbey fell through a skylight while working on a roof.

A man was arrested under suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter, but has since been released under investigation, the BBC reports.

Gilbey was a regular on hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox, and appeared on the programme alongside his mother Linda and late stepfather Pete.

Gilbey featured on Gogglebox from 2013 to 2018, and was also a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in 2014.

Essex coroner’s court heard that a post-mortem examination concluded his injuries were “consistent with a fall from height.”

At the request of Essex Police, senior coroner Lincoln Brookes has adjourned proceedings for four months.

Following Gilbey’s death, a fundraiser was set up to cover the cost of his funeral. Hundreds of people donated to the page, and at the time of writing it has raised just under £6,750.

In a statement on social media, Gogglebox paid tribute to Gilbey.

The show’s official X account said its “thoughts and deepest condolences” were with Gilbey’s loved ones.

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