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BBC presenter Kristian Digby was found dead at the age of 32 in his East London apartment on Monday.

The cause of death is said to be the result of auto-erotic asphyxiation, the act of cutting off oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal.

Authorities are classifying his death as "unexplained" as detectives do not think it was suicide.

"The man was pronounced dead at the scene, family have been informed," said police. "Officers are investigating."

Many have come together to grieve his death.

"I am devastated by the loss. He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter," said Kristian's agent, Jo Wander.

Digby started hosting To Buy Or Not To Buy in 2003 and moved on to present Holiday, Living In The Sun and That Gay Show.

"Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter," said the BBC. "He brought a real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows. Our thoughts are with his family."

So sad.


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60 comments to “R.I.P.”

  1. 1

    OMFG what a way to go!!! lol

  2. 2

    auto erotic asphyxiation? whats wrong with people!!!!!!!!

  3. Mermo says – reply to this


    OMG.what a weird way of dying :(

  4. 4


  5. 5

    Have we not learned anything from all the past effixiation deaths from the past (remember Michael Hutchence and lately Christopher Lee)…. what is the fasination !! Too sad…..

  6. 6

    NooOOoo! Loved him!

  7. 7

    Re: Lindik

    Christopher Lee? Did I miss something? I think you mean David Carradine.

  8. 8

    TO: Lindik - don't knock it ’til you've tried it Ms. Frigid! C'mon Sweetcakes… give it a go! Take one for the team! XOXO! PS: You also left out David Carradine.

  9. 9

    I guess it's ok to be in this sort of stuff, but if you need do it, make sure it doesn't kill you for heavens sake. How can someone you be that stupid?

  10. buck says – reply to this


    auto-erotic asphyxiation…..hmmm….wonder is Hilton practice's this kind of sexual gratification.

  11. 11

    I do not and never will understand this kind of thing. I love sex, but I'm sure not willing to die having it.

  12. 12

    ugh, that's an embarassing way to die.

  13. 13

    Kristian was great, what a lovely personality he had, really warm and funny.

    I feel really sorry for his family, I'm sure they're devastated.

  14. 14

    how is getting oxygen cut off to your brain sexually arousing? I don't understand it.

  15. 15

    Re: Lindik

    Christopher Lee is still alive and well.

  16. 16

    Good God, What A Fool!
    I feel terribly sorry for his parents :(
    They have to live now knowing that that's how their son chose to risk and ultimately throw his life away :(

  17. 17

    I remember watching a scene of a succesful businessman dying from auto-erotic asphyxiation on Six Feet Under and thinking what a weird and unfortunate way to die…he was also in his early 30s and good looking.it wasn't a suicide.it was an accident…apparently, the he couldn't bite the lemon that has been caught on his throat or smthing like that…….

  18. 18

    Re: boxergal

    it increases the sensation in your genitals. you don't just start choking yourself and suddenly get a boner.

  19. 19

    thinning of the herd

  20. 20

    I mean I liked to be choked during sex here and there but never enough to cut the oxygen off from my brain! Crazy kids and their sex these days!! lmao jk

  21. 21

    Re: cute_puppy – Yeah, really!

  22. 22

    That's messed up!

  23. 23

    Such a shame for his family and this youngster who had many years to live out yet.
    I would rather go this way, than a live animal taking me out…like the couple studying bears, some years back…or a shark. Fire and jumping out of a building (9/11) or an 8-story apt, oh dear.
    The pain for the familes left is sure an equalizer–such agony.

  24. 24

    Re: Lindik
    GOD I hate the fucking rumor…

  25. 25

    what an idiot…….

  26. 26

    Re: buck

    Sarah Palin does.

  27. 27

    Re: Lindik – And David Carradine…

  28. fiona says – reply to this


    You might have some dignity left if you were eaten by bears….
    this death is downright humiliating for the family.
    He is up there somewhere holding his dick.

  29. Harv says – reply to this



  30. 30

    He was having himself a little party. Meanwhile stupid women are enlarging their breasts with plastic, getting Donald Duck lips, all this for supposedly attracting men who don't seem to be interested. We have gotten to the point where men prefer auto-satisfaction to being with women. What a crazy world we live in. Women should all become lesbians, men would begin to feel attracted to us again.

  31. 31

    That's sort of an embarrassing way to be found dead. I mean, whatever gets you off, but still it's embarassing.

  32. 32

    Well at least he is having is happy ending in heaven!

  33. 33

    kinky! him and david carradine, weird.

    hey, if you're into that cool, that's your thing. but isn't there some way to prevent accidentally killing yourself?

  34. 34

    An unnessesary death. Stupid! RIP

  35. 35

    Saw a shark attack on a young woman in the Noosa Heads area, Queensland, Australia area when I was a kid. Her boyfriend tried to help, but nothing can be done really. The shark took her out just a bit, snatched her walking in knee deep water along a fairly deserted beach. It's nothing like it's depicted in a movie. To this day, I only swim in a swimming pool.

  36. 36

    Can someone explain this to me without me having to google it !

  37. 37

    What is so sad and scary is that teens are doing this. Like doing hardcore drugs, it is not worth risking your life for a few minutes of gratification. It is scary, dangerous and traumatizing. Imagine a loved one having to find you dead in that manner.

  38. 38

    One less poof can't be bad

  39. 39


  40. 40

    Re: fiona

    hahahahha @ up there holding his dick. I'm sorry but this is funny.

  41. 41

    What is the fascination with the asphyxiation???? I just do not get this!!!!!!! How is this fun or enjoyable?!?!

  42. 42

    Its great to know that you get second hand information from non sensationalist publications such as "The Sun"…

    There has been no formal release on auto-erotic asphyxiation being the cause of death. Indeed, his post mortem results read that his death is still unexplained. Please wait until you really know what happened… the kind of shite that you seem so keen on fertilising your patch with is the kind of shite that can cause distress to family and friends - and I'm not just talking about this story.

  43. MP says – reply to this


    What an embarrassing way to die and be found.

  44. 44

    You should have someone with you when you do this freaky stuff to be safe.

  45. 45

    Looks hot!. Never heard of him. A shame! It make me horny, uninterested, and sad at the same time.

  46. 46

    How embarrassing to die this way…

  47. 47

    Yeah, sure his parents are proud to discuss that ending… what a dickhead. What an embarrassment to his friends and family.

  48. 48

    this is so so sad. as a student, kristian has been part of my daytime tv schedule for 4 years and he always brightened up otherwise boring property shows. my weekday mornings will never be the same again :(

  49. 49

    Re: arkityp – I read somewhere that when men are hanged, you can see how well they were hung because the blood collects in their peens and causes one last boner.

  50. 50

    why not die having fun, better than being decapitated by a drunken driver or shot by an angry ex-employee, or rotted away by cancer like Swayze was. at least no one else was killed in his act.

    this fellow must have made an attractive corpse!

  51. 51

    Re: kellibelli – Somehow, I don't think you can be Embarrassed and dead at the same time.

    It's sad! I loved Kristian! He was the only good thing about daytime TV!

    Oh, and he presented The Gay Show in 2001 and To Buy or Not To Buy came after that.

  52. JeaG says – reply to this


    To buy or not to buy will not be the same without him :(
    He was such a funny guy!
    Such a shame.

  53. 53


  54. 54

    How embarrassing.

  55. 55

    I know I'm gonna burn for this comment…I would LOVE to go to the funeral and eavesdrop! Also, what could you POSSIBLY say to his family and keep a straight face!

  56. 56

    This is clearly a celeb trend. they keep it in the closet and you find out about it when it goes wrong. whoops!

  57. 57

    There has been no mention of auto-erotic asphyxiation from any of the authorities, all they have said is his death was unexplained and will have to be looked in to further. This kind of gossip is just wrong anf really cruel to friends and family.

  58. 58

    Wait…so HOW did he die?? o__o Either way, i dont wanna know. Still, condolences to the family for their loss. RIP. :(

  59. 59

    I think it's rather funny. Didn't what's his name go the same way in Thailand?

  60. 60

    You plays, you pay, sadly.