One of the most regular attendees at the London Olympics Conrad Readman passes away; the 49-year-old ‘super-fan’ is suspected to have suffered heart attack. It was revealed today that a Colchester resident, sports fanatic Conrad reportedly died at the Velodrome Friday, after watching cycling.
Conrad, who reportedly scoured the globe to grab tickets to see every day of the on-going London Olympics, died of a suspected heart attack. The enthusiastic sports lover had taken two full weeks off; to see as much of the Games as possible. Conrad would be seen among those who attended the Opening Ceremony on July 27, 2012.
He was also present at many of his loved Team GB's gold medal moments. However, on Friday it was reported that Conrad was taken ill while watching’s performance along with the men's team pursuit trio taking gold the same night. As mentioned above, he suffered a suspected heart attack, almost the same time when his favourite Victoria Pendleton won gold for her country in the Keirin.
The lifeless body of Conrad, a chartered accountant by profession, was discovered in the venue’s toilets and authorities believed him to have died off a heart attack. According to a spokesman for the London Ambulance Service, on Friday August 3, the London Ambulance Service was called at 6.13 p.m. to the Olympic Park at Stratford where, a man had collapsed. Though the victim was rushed to hospital but despite extensive efforts to resuscitate the patient; he died in hospital, further said the spokesman.
Olympics super-fan never missed a single day and had watched up to three sports a day during the first week. He watched several stars in action such as Tom Daley,and Michael Phelps. Meanwhile, Conrad used to live with his mother introduced only as Joan; he took care of Joan whom he used to live with too. It was on Friday night when the poor woman was notified by the officers from the Metropolitan Police; that her 49-year-old son was dead.