Discovered dead at his home in Putney, London, on Thursday evening, the death of Billy Yates is still shrouded in mystery. He was said to have given girlfriend Zoe Ball a “new lease on life”. And following the news of his sad death Billy Yates’ last tragic tweet is all the more bitter-sweet, as the cameraman wrote that a book had shown his some “reasons to stay alive”.

Billy was clearly moved to write a sweet and touching post about author Matt Haig’s book, How To Stop Time, tweeting: “Reasons to stay alive, I don’t know what else to say but, read it, read it READ IT!!!!!!!!!! [sic]”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed: “Police were called to a residential address in Putney, South London, at 18.40 on Thursday 4th May to reports of a man found deceased. Officers attended alongside staff from the London Ambulance Service, and a man believed to be aged 40 was pronounced dead at the scene. The circumstances are not being treated as suspicious, and the coroner has been informed.”