Gogglebox's George Gilbey died from traumatic injuries, inquest told

Late 'Gogglebox' star George Gilbey, who passed away last month aged 40, died from traumatic head and torso injuries after falling through a skylight, an inquest has been told.

George Gilbey

'Gogglebox' star George Gilbey died from traumatic head and torso injuries, an inquest has been told.

The electrician, who passed away aged 40, was working on a roof in Shoeburyness, Essex, on March 27th when he fell through a skylight and died at the scene, an inquest in Chelmsford has heard.

The hearing took place on Monday (22.04.24), but was suspended following a request from the Essex Police, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation.

Proceedings have been adjourned for four months as a result.

A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter relating to the star's passing, but he has since been released by police under investigation.

George, his mum Linda and his stepdad Pete McGarry - who passed away from bowel cancer aged 71 in 2021, days after he had been given six months to live - first appeared in 'Gogglebox' in 2013's second series, but George left the show to enter the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house.

The star - who had seven-year-old daughter Amelie - went on to finish fourth in CBB's 2014 series.

One of his fellow former housemates, Dee Kelly, was left "heartbroken" by his passing.

She wrote: "I'm so heart broken. I've left it till now to post because i just can't get my head around it.

"My gawjus George, my friend. I'm gonna miss you, miss our chats, miss our messages.

"My love and prayers go out to Lynne and family and his beautiful little girl. (sic)"

Former 'EastEnders' star Danniella Westbrook was "absolutely gutted" by the shock news of George's death.

She wrote on Instagram: "Gone too soon. Good night, my darling friend George.

"I'm absolutely gutted xxx. (sic)"

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