Stag trip death: family tribute

RELATIVES of a Felixstowe man who died while on a stag trip in Birmingham have spoken publicly about the tragedy for the first time.From their home in South Africa, cousins, aunties and uncles of 25-year-old Michael Agar have told of their pain over the popular former Suffolk College student's sudden death.

RELATIVES of a Felixstowe man who died while on a stag trip in Birmingham have spoken publicly about the tragedy for the first time.

From their home in South Africa, cousins, aunties and uncles of 25-year-old Michael Agar have told of their pain over the popular former Suffolk College student's sudden death.

Mr Agar's aunt Pauline Kaye, uncle Paul and their families said in a statement: “We remember waiting for him to be born in Cape Town, South Africa, something that he was proud of, and him being christened in Cape Town cathedral.

“We all loved him and admired his achievements in life. He was a person any parent would be proud to call their son.

“He loved nothing more than being at home with his family and will be missed by so many people in his all too short life.”

Mr Agar, of Ickworth Court, was found dead in his hotel room in Edgbaston, on the outskirts of Birmingham, on March 9. It is believed he had travelled to the city with a group of friends to celebrate a stag weekend.

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Police have launched an investigation and are awaiting the results of toxicology tests. The death was being treated as unexplained and is not thought to be suspicious.

In another tribute to Mr Agar, who was known as Mikey, his relatives Maxine, Stewart and Sean Turtle said: “They say cousins are flowers from the same garden, may you find shade and comfort in the garden of your soul.

“I just want to say that a big branch has fallen off our tree and to say goodbye my dear cousin. Will love you always and forever.”

Mr Agar was a former member of Felixstowe's Ferry Boat football team and had remained a loyal supporter of the team.

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