May 26 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
An Olympics fan who planned to attend every day of the Games has died after suffering a suspected heart attack while watching the cycling at the velodrome.
Conrad Readman, a Tottenham Hotspur fan from Colchester in Essex, had tickets for events on every day of the Olympics.
The 49-year-old chartered accountant visited the velodrome on Friday to watch Victoria Pendleton and the men’s team pursuit.
But after he was discovered ill in the venue toilets at 6.15pm, Mr Readman was taken to hospital where he later died.
His mother, Joan, told the Colchester Gazette: “He had been looking forward to the Olympics ever since it was announced.
“He had never had a problem with his heart and had not been to a doctor in 15 years.
“He died doing something he loved so I am happy he was where he was, but I can’t watch any of it now.”
The day before his death Mr Readman described how he was enjoying the games on Twitter.
He wrote: “Love the snap of Wills n Kate celebrating GB gold win - the joy the whole nation feels.”