Mother of tragic TV presenter Mark Speight found dead

THE mother of tragic children's TV presenter Mark Speight has died after suffering a suspected stroke. Jacqueline Speight, 62, was found dead by her youngest son at her home in Wolverhampton on Thursday. Friends say she was heartbroken after the death of

THE mother of tragic children's TV presenter Mark Speight has died after suffering a suspected stroke.

Jacqueline Speight, 62, was found dead by her youngest son at her home in Wolverhampton on Thursday.

Friends say she was heartbroken after the death of Mr Speight, 42, who hung himself near Paddington railway station in April this year.

It is widely believed he was unable to come to terms with the accidental death of his fiancee and fellow presenter, Natasha Collins, 31.


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Mr Speight found Miss Collins' body in the bath at the flat the couple shared in St John's Wood following an alcohol and cocaine binge in January. An inquest five days before the discovery of Mr Speight's body, found she died from cocaine toxicity and immersion in hot water.

Family friends said his mother had been "deeply affected" by the deaths and had not been well recently.

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Mr Speight hosted the BBC's show SMart.

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