13:19 09 August 2012
Conrad Readman, 49, of Colchester is thought to have had a heart attack having been found collapsed in the toilets of the velodrome on Friday.
The keen sport’s fan planned to spectate throughout the entire 30th Olympiad, having already enjoyed tickets to the opening ceremony and to watch the rowing, with around three visits to venues daily.
It is believed he suffered a heart attack shortly after watching Team GB at cycling and was rushed to hospital but was later pronounced dead.
As reported by The Independent, Mr Readman’s mother Joan knew of her son’s feelings towards the Olympics. "He was coming home every night so excited and telling me about everything he had done during the day," she said.
"He died doing something he loved so I am happy he was where he was, but I can't watch any of it now.”
It was officers of the Metropolitan police who broke the sad news to her. “My neighbour came and held my hand and they told me he had a heart attack,” added Joan.
"He had never had a problem with his heart and had not been to a doctor in 15 years.”
It is understood that Mr Readman will also be sorely missed by his colleagues having worked for the company since the early 1980’s.
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