British Airways Crew Member Found Dead in Johannesburg

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LONDON – British Airways crew member, Robert Gay, 52 was found dead on the streets of Johannesburg earlier in February, after arriving on an operating flight from London Heathrow. 

In the initial inquiry, it was found that Robert had been on a night out with colleagues but was later separated from them.

An investigation officer on the case informed MailOnline, “It appears he was walking back to crew hotel and got separated from his friends and was found dead on early hours, around 4 AM on 5th February 2022.”

“It is suspected that the cause of death was a heart attack, although the full post-mortem results are awaited.”

The report has also outlined that, there were no visible injuries and Robert was found unconscious.

British Airways spokesperson in their condolence message said that “We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and sincere condolences are with our colleague’s family and friends at these sad times.”

BA further showed their support by adding, “We are providing support to all our colleagues that may be affected by this sad news.”

A heartfelt message by fellow colleagues was posted on Facebook expressing, “We had a wonderful evening with steak and wine and put the world to rights reminiscing about the good old BA days.”

Meanwhile, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has asserted that “We are providing consular assistance following the death of a British man in South Africa.”

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