That has got to be the most embarrassing way to die.
Same thing happened to David Carradine last year.
Police probe ‘unexplained’ death of Kristian Digby
BBC presenter and director may have died in a tragic accident caused by auto-erotic asphyxiation
BY SOPHIE TAYLOR
Police are investigating the "unexplained" death of BBC presenter Kristian Digby, who was found dead at his flat in Newham, east London yesterday morning.
Digby's body is believed to have been discovered by his ex-partner, a former policeman, at 7.45am. Newham CID are investigating the "unexplained" death, which according to police sources may have been a tragic accident caused by auto-erotic asphyxiation. The Daily Mail reports that a belt and a bag were removed from Digby's flat as evidence.
Digby, 32, was best known for presenting property shows such as To Buy or Not to Buy - although he had also presented The Holiday Show, That Gay Show and Nightlife.
Before becoming a presenter, Digby was a promising director, winning Best Student Film at the Melbourne Film Festival in 1998 for his short, Last Train to Demise. He also won a junior Bafta for Words of Deception in 1997.
It was perhaps inevitable that he should eventually move on to property presenting. He was was born in Devon to a family of property developers and was believed to have amassed a £1m property portfolio of his own.
A BBC spokesman said last night: "Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter for BBC Daytime. He brought a real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented for us and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."
Digby's agent and friend Jo Wander said: "I am devastated by the loss. He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director. He will be sorely missed."