An Olympics fan who planned to attend every day of the Games has died after suffering a suspected heart attack while watching the cycling.
Avid sports fan Conrad Readman, 49, from Colchester, had booked two weeks off work and had tickets for events on every day of the Olympics.
After witnessing the opening ceremony and many of Team GB's medal winning moments, the 49-year-old visited the velodrome on Friday to watch Victoria Pendleton and the men's team pursuit.
However he was discovered in the venue toilets that evening, after which he was taken to hospital where he died.
The chartered accountant lived with and cared for his mother, Joan, who told the Colchester Gazette: "He had been looking forward to the Olympics ever since it was announced. There was never a day he was not excited about it.
"He was coming home every night so excited and telling me about everything he had done.
Mrs Readman added: "He died doing something he loved so I am happy he was where he was, but I can't watch any of it now."
The day before his death, Mr Readman tweeted: "Love the snap of Wills n Kate celebrating GB gold win - the joy the whole nation feels."