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Gogglebox star George Gilbey died from 'traumatic' injuries after falling through skylight

Gogglebox star George Gilbey died from 'traumatic' injuries after falling through skylight

George Gilbey sadly died in March

Gogglebox star George Gilbey's cause of death has been revealed as 'traumatic' head and torso injuries.

Gilbey died on 27 March while working in Essex.

The inquest in Chelmsford was told that he was 'working on a roof' before falling to his death through a plastic skylight.

The 40-year-old appeared on Gogglebox for eight series with his mum Linda McGarry and stepdad Pete, who died in 2021. He also made it to the Celebrity Big Brother final back in 2014.

The hearing heard how Gilbey sustained traumatic injuries to his head and torso.

The family were regulars on Gogglebox for several years. (Channel 4)
The family were regulars on Gogglebox for several years. (Channel 4)

Coroner’s officer Deborah Frost said the TV star had been 'working on a roof when he fell through a plastic skylight, landing on the ground below'.

She added that paramedics and police attended, but Gilbey died at the scene with his provisional cause of death recorded as 'traumatic injury to head and torso consistent with fall from height'.

The inquest today (22 April) was was opened by Essex senior coroner Lincoln Brookes but then suspended, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation.

Brookes said he had received a written request from Essex Police to suspend the proceedings, adding that the matter would be reviewed in four months' time.

A man in his 40s was previously arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter in connection with Gilbey's death.

He was later released by police under investigation.

Channel 4 released a statement following Gilbey's death last month, with a spokesperson saying: "George was part of the Gogglebox family for eight series alongside his mum Linda and stepdad Pete.

George Gilbey. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
George Gilbey. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Linda and George’s family and friends at this very sad time. The family have asked for privacy."

Tributes flooded in for Gilbey as former Geordie Shore star Ricci Guarnaccio - who appeared alongside Gilbey in Celebrity Big Brother in 2014 - wrote on X: "Breaks my (heart) but @georgegilbey you are well and truely (sic) going to be missed my friend.

"Always lit up the room, cared for others & the memories we made I’ll cherish for ever brother. From CBB to speaking to you last week, I’m going to hugely miss you ma boiii! Love you G."

Fellow finalist Dee Kelly said she was 'heart broken' by the news.

"I've left it til now to post because i just cant get my head around it x my gawjus george, my friend @georgegilbey x," she wrote. "I'm gonna miss you, miss our chats, miss our messages x my love and prayers go out to lynne and family and his beautiful little girl."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/ Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for St Joseph's Hospice and Haven House Children's Hospice

Topics: UK News, Gogglebox, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity