Tributes to stag trip death riddle man

A FELIXSTOWE man who was found dead in a hotel room after going away on a stag weekend with friends was today described as warm and charismatic by his friends.

A FELIXSTOWE man who was found dead in a hotel room after going away on a stag weekend with friends was today described as warm and charismatic by his friends.

Among the tributes to Michael Agar was one from a former teacher at Suffolk College who said he was as “one of the most warm, charismatic, well-spoken and funniest students”.

The popular 25-year-old was found dead in the hotel in Edgbaston on Sunday morning. It is not yet known what caused his death.

Today, Chris Ward, who taught him at the college, said: “I feel completely empty, shocked and distressed at this news.

“He was always willing to listen, learn and help others less fortunate than himself. He became an excellent chef.

“I also had the privilege of playing football against him in the annual staff verses students match. He was a 100per cent competitor.

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“I am totally shattered and heart-broken.”

West Midlands Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr Agar's death.

A post mortem proved inconclusive and officers are waiting on the results of toxicology tests.

A spokesman for the force said the death was being treated as unexplained but was not thought to be suspicious.

Mr Agar, of Ickworth Court, was well-known in Felixstowe. He was a former member of the Ferry Boat football team and remained a loyal supporter of the team.

It is believed he had been visiting Birmingham with a group of friends who had travelled to the city to celebrate a stag weekend. Friends said police initially asked some of the group to remain behind in Birmingham after the body was found on Sunday.

Shirley Goodchild, whose son was with Mr Agar on the trip, today sent a message of condolence to his family.

“Although I didn't know Michael my heart goes out to his family,” she said.

“It's what every parent dreads.”

Gemma Jelinska said: “Can't believe this is actually happening. I only spoke to you a few days ago.

“You'll always be in my heard and never forgotten.”

Latimer, a friend of Mr Agar's from school, wrote: “Sorry we never got the chance to catch up since leaving school. As far as I am concerned once a friend, always a friend.”

Birmingham and Solihull Coroner has been informed of the death.

How will you remember Michael Agar? Were you on the trip with him? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail your tributes to starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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