Stuart Baggs founded Isle of Man broadband provider in 2007 and appeared on the BBC show in 2010
BlueWave Communications founder and former Apprentice star Stuart Baggs has been found dead at the age of 27 at his home on the Isle of Man.
The entrepreneur founded the Isle of Man-based broadband provider in 2007, was discovered by a friend on Thursday morning at his home in Douglas, according to reports.
Police are not believed to be treating the death as suspicious. Baggs had recently announced plans to launch a 4G broadband solution.
BlueWave provides communications solutions to the Isle of Man using a combination of fibre and wireless broadband.
Baggs became the youngest contestant to appear on the BBC TV show The Apprentice in 2010, where he styled himself as “Baggs the Brand.”
During his time on the show, Baggs became known for his one-liners including: “Everything I touch, I turn to sold” and “I’m not a one-trick pony, I’m not a 10-trick pony, I’ve got a whole field of ponies, waiting to literally run towards this.”
Baggs was knocked out at the interview stage of the show’s sixth series.
Sir Alan Sugar, star of the knockout show for entrepreneurs, called his death “terrible” and said Baggs was one of the “stand out characters” of the series.