He was the biggest character and will leave the biggest hole behind. The apartment block where Baggs was found is in the central promenade of Douglas, the Isle of Man capital.A luxury two-bedroom apartment was recently on the market for £230,000, while a one-bedroom apartment was advertised at £600 per month to rent.Ricky Martin, who won the show in 2012, took to Twitter this afternoon as he paid tribute, writing: 'RIP to this member of The Apprentice Alumni. My thoughts are with his family and friends.'In an interview with local paper The Isle Of Man Examiner, which was published just yesterday, he excitedly spoke about the new home hub and said despite the fact that he was celebrating his birthday, he still intended to work his usual 18-hour day.
They later set up an e Bay company, selling leisure goods, which they ran with Baggs's older sister Charlotte - who is four years his senior.
Laura Moore, who took part in the series with Baggs told Mail Online that she and fellow contestants had been shocked and saddened by his death.
She is pictured left next to another contestant, Liz Locke A close friend of Baggs posted a picture of herself and the former Apprentice candidate online and wrote: 'Stuart, my field of ponies, my fabulous, crazy, kind and thoughtful friend. Rest in Peace, create havoc and just be you.'In an interview with the Radio Times in October last year, Baggs joked that he had gone on The Apprentice to meet women, saying: 'Genuinely I just wanted to meet attractive ladies. Actually, I’m not overweight for the first time in my life.'Addressing the jokes he was known for on the programme, and the fact he was still remembered for them, he said:' People even still now go, "I bet you don’t actually have a field of ponies," and I go "Well no you absolute moron".
Colleagues of Mr Baggs, who founded telecommunications company Blue Wave Communications in 2007, yesterday expressed their disbelief at the ‘devastating news’, saying he appeared in good health the night before he died.
Mr Baggs’ sister Charlotte, 30, last night released a heartfelt tribute, saying: ‘Today my dearest brother Stuart Baggs gained his wings.
To say we are all shocked and devastated is an understatement.
Love him or hate him, he touched many people’s lives from his TV antics to his amazing work with Blue Wave Communications.‘This week he unveiled plans that would have revolutionised the industry, now our world has been shattered apart. He was the king of following his dreams and making them happen.
'We are an island, let’s pull together,' he told the newspaper's business section. By God this has cost an absolute fortune but the winners will be the people of the Isle of Man.'Baggs, who revealed he had initially wanted to appear on Dragons' Den before winning his place on The Apprentice, admitted he was still teased about his Apprentice catchphrases - but said he took it in good humour.
A statement on Blue Wave's Facebook page said: 'Blue Wave would like to confirm the devastating news relating to the report of the sudden death of Mr.
Stuart Baggs, the Managing Director of Blue Wave Communications.
We'd like to pass on our condolences to his family and friends.'Baggs was born in Portsmouth and grew up on the Isle of Man where his parents, Rosemary and Stephen ran a pub.