Stuart Baggs, considered one of the most memorable and funniest contestants on The Apprentice, tragically died in 2015.
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Lord Alan Sugar paid tribute to the late Apprentice star Stuart Baggs ahead of tonight’s semi-final.
The 27-year-old, considered one of the show’s most memorable and funniest contestants, tragically passed away seven years ago.
Police found him dead at his apartment on the Isle of Man in 2015. Police later revealed that Stuart had suffered a fatal asthma attack.
Stuart shot to fame with the 2010 series and his special collection of a pad, not forgetting ‘Everything I Touch Sells’ and ‘I’m Stuart Baggs, the Brand’, continued quoted by devoted fans.
At 21, Stuart was the youngest contestant ever to appear on the show and made it all the way to the semi-finals of the series and ultimately won over investment banker Stella English.
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Ahead of tonight’s episode, Lord Sugar tweeted a clip of him talking about Stuart over clips of contestants on the show.
He tweeted: “Since it’s interviews on @bbcapprentice tonight, we have to give our final word to the late great Stuart Baggs… #TheApprentice 9pm @BBCOne.”
Lord Sugar said in the clip: “Stuart was one of our most memorable characters and unfortunately he passed away. But he will never be forgotten.
“What a great character.”
A montage of Stuart’s best moments is shown, including his hilarious and iconic interview with Claude Littner.
When Claude told him to sit down, Stuart moved over and held out his hand, Claude refused and offered him a seat instead.
“‘I’m Stuart Baggs The Brand’,” Claude read from his CV. “What the hell are you talking about? You’re a 21-year-old. You’re not a brand.”
“But I think when you look at what a brand means, it’s-” Stuart began, but was interrupted by a cold-tongued Claude.
“No, don’t tell me what brand means, okay,” Claude said firmly. “You are not a brand. You are not a brand.”
But Stuart replied cheekily: “I think I might.”
Fans flocked to the comments, with one tweeting: “Everything he touches is sold! Great character, too soon.”
While another commented, “The touch is beautiful. He’s one of the contestants who made the show.”
A third wrote: “Very sad, he is what apprentices are doing.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/lord-sugar-shares-sweet-tribute-26496763 Lord Sugar shares sweet tribute to Apprentice's Stuart Baggs 7 years after his death