A sad farewell to Secret Agent – signing out for the last time

We are very sad to report the untimely and very sudden death of ‘Secret Agent’, who kept many of us entertained with his observations and insights on Twitter.

Or, as he himself put it, “the weary musings of a time-served estate agent somewhere in the UK”.

One of his sons used Twitter to let us know that SA had “cycled off into the sunset”.

He had a heart attack when out with a friend on a bike ride. They were chatting and laughing – probably about property – when he had a heart attack.

He died instantly, and thankfully without suffering.

He leaves behind a wife and two sons, to whom we send our sincerest sympathy. We also send our thoughts to his colleagues.

SA kept tweeting right up until the end, his final tweets being his thoughts on leasehold and the retirement of John Humphrys from Radio 4: “Sounds like a vacancy for a non-linear, gender fluid, oppressed minority, disabled candidate” was SA’s politically incorrect take on this.

SA, who also used to comment on EYE, will be much missed.

His son’s lovely tribute, posted on Saturday and headed “Off into the sunset”, is here: http://agentsdiary.blogspot.com/2019/02/off-into-sunset.html

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  1. Whaley

    That really is very sad, loved the blog , do rare to see that level of humour these days. Thoughts with the family

  2. AgencyInsider

    How very sad. A great observer of the stupidities of life, and a marvellous sense of humour. Shall miss him. Condolences to his family.

  3. Jonathan.Welford

    I always had a banter with him. Who will comment on the addictive car cleaning nature of his neighbours now?

  4. PeeBee

    Sincere condolences to those who knew and loved him.

    SA leaves a lasting legacy in that whenever your own town’s ‘Bomber’ comes into the office, he will be fondly remembered…

  5. surrey1

    Sad news indeed. No age at all to go.

  6. Woodentop

    A great contributor to the art of blogging. Will be missed. Sincere condolences and clearly enjoying life at the end.

  7. SLF

    A great blogger and a pleasure to have followed. He’ll definitely be missed. Thoughts with all his family.

  8. Mark Sparrow

    It was so sad to read SA’s sons note on Saturday. I’ve read his blog for years and we interacted most weeks – what a star he was. Funny, intelligent and, most importantly, a good man. I’ll miss him very much.


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