essays If Jan Moir so much as murmurs I will personally find her and slay her. Kristian was a fine, charming, complex, rather dazzling man. TV is duller and straighter and drearier without him. I was proud to have met him, hung out with him, known him a little. It’s desperately, desperately sad. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Post navigation 40Requiescat Barbam 31 Comments Michael March 2, 2010 at 9:06 am Reply I hadn’t heard the news, so was shocked to see it on your site first. He seemed a lovely, charming guy. He will definitely be missed Ali March 2, 2010 at 10:16 am Reply I hadn’t caught up with this news – how terribly terribly sad. Dinah Needham March 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm Reply Very sad news about Kristian. I was a big fan of his and loved his charismatic personality, and wicked sense of humour. I hope this is an appropriate Hebrew proverb for him:- ‘Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was’. diddly-i-di Dancer from the Dance March 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm Reply Alistair, be careful please. What is going on with all these deaths? I can’t even imagine seeing you on the news like this. I hope this will never happen. x Juliano March 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm Reply I was real upset to hear of Kristian’s death. I always though how kind and gentle he seemed. I didn’t know how much he loved Derek Jarman. If I had I would have tried to get in touch and…you never know. Rest in Peace Kristian~~~neverending journey 😉 Andy March 2, 2010 at 8:33 pm Reply Such a sad day. Obviously, I didn’t know him personally, but he was a smiling face and a warm personality on the telly. He was gifted, bright and enthusiastic. We need more Kristian Digbys, and less Jan Moirs. ann March 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm Reply So sad for his family and friends. He was loved not only in the UK but also in other countries. Rest in peace and may we all remember your love and sense of humour. To know the other is to know yourself. Thanks for posting your memories Alistair. Susan March 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm Reply Kristian will be missed so much. He was handsome, witty, charming, just delightful. He was the only reason to watch “To Buy or Not To Buy” and his rapport with Ed Hall was amazing. The world will be a darker, sadder place without you Kristian. Paul March 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm Reply so sad. Kristian was an inspiration and achieved so much in a sadly short life. My thoughts are with his family and all his friends. Lisa March 3, 2010 at 8:23 am Reply So, so sad. Alasdair March 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm Reply I was sorry to hear about Kristians death! At the same time Jan Moir is as entitled to her view as you are to yours. DQTLondon March 4, 2010 at 12:11 am Reply How very, very sad. Kristian’s life, energy and beauty shone brightly through his smile and his eyes. Stew March 4, 2010 at 4:17 am Reply We are all truley blessed to have been graced with his presence for 32 years. Is it greedy to have longed for more? Asud March 4, 2010 at 4:55 am Reply He was a great presenter. Made things seem so much brighter and richer. His death marks a bad day in my life time. One of those days when things just don’t seem right. If that’s how I feel, I cannot imagine how people who knew him in real life feel. MelR March 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm Reply I was gutted to hear about Kristian. He was a gifted presenter – witty, sparkly, himself. I wish that he’d been able to stay with us a bit longer. xxxKristian. Liesbeth March 5, 2010 at 12:04 am Reply How terribly, terribly sad!! What a waste of a wonderful human being. What a waste of a great talent! My thoughts are with his family and all his friends. R.I.P Kristian. Lou March 5, 2010 at 1:38 am Reply Alistair – Kristian will be sadly missed. Don’t let JM get on your wires, by bringing her to everyone’s attention, you are creating more curious readers to “that” paper, which I buy everyday – need something to light my fire with!! lori March 5, 2010 at 3:20 am Reply R.I.P Kristian Digby, from Canada. Keith March 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm Reply As an American gay man, I had seen Kristian on occasion as I watch BBC America. A truly wonderful, out proud and beautiful gay man who is an example to us all. I am truly sad to see him go. His bright & shining star has simply moved from walking with us here to his place among the cosmos. Bravo! Alistair – Love your Blog. Love You. Saw your Bahia vid. Brilliant. I want to go RIGHT NOW! How is your chucka-chucka-chucka going? Cheers & Hugs Keith Shirley March 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm Reply I came on your site wondering if you had mentioned this tragedy. I was driving home when I heard the news and it was such a shock. His family will need support. We’ll not forget him. x Mark March 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm Reply Alistair. It is very sad news . I have found myself thinking about that fact that Kristian has gone at moments when I stop for a cuppa or am in the car . I never knew him, but felt that I did. The sign of a natural communicator. He seemed like a lovely man, he had a style all his own and a real sparkle in in his eyes. Such a sad sad loss . Mark Diane March 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm Reply It’s terrible sad news and is a massive loss for the daytime TV shows that he was on. He was such a lovely bloke that it made daytime TV very enjoyable. He will be missed very much here as we’re a household of property show addicts. I feel for Kristian’s family. Barrie March 7, 2010 at 7:15 am Reply A great guy and presenter who will be sorely missed. He oozed confidence, charisma and profesionalism. An all round genuine guy who was true to himself. He proved it is ok to be eho you want to be. Live life to the full.Inspired many. Agree with your comment on JM. I know she has her oppinion but specultion on matters like this are not required. A true, talented gentleman has gone before his time. Never forgotten and always remembered. RIP Kristian.Bx. Robert March 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm Reply This was a shock when I read about it, such a terrible loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. In particular, a quote from Walt Whitman seems appropriate”We two boys together clinging, one the other never leaving” go in peace gentle spirit. Yours Robert Geoff Coupe March 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm Reply I don’t think I ever saw Kristian Digby on TV, so I can’t say that his death has affected me much. But I understand your comment about human vultures such as Moir. My sympathies are with Digby’s family and friends. It’s a loss. Valerie W March 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm Reply Sorry to hear about the death of a friend. Its never easy. Athene March 11, 2010 at 4:33 am Reply Sad but true..everybody dies, for all of us its a little at a time, the bits that you no longer need disappearing at a rate of knots, unmissed – to the point that you only think to catch up and take stock when you realise a part of you has changed beyond all recognition. A transformation of true beauty leaving you to breathlessly take yourself in in all your newness. This is death. Death of the self. But then this is birth too. If you are really lucky the journey to newness is swift and complete. All we can hope for when it happens is for our soul to accept that our time in this imprint is done. God speed to the Kristian.x Sarah March 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm Reply Life is but a passing to a better place, these young deaths are so tragic, they do say the brightest stars die the soonest. I know death is inevitable however I do think that it is such shame that these people who I only know through records or tv but seem friendly, honest and wonderful people should die so young before they have had chance to live a long full and hopefully happy life. I am only now starting my life, finding myself, becoming the person who has been trapped and controlled by others for way too long and now being released, at 42 next month I could not imagine dying so young. I would never have had a chance to find me. I wish his family and friends find some peace in all these comments of sympathy and love. Hope as someone who knew him that you are not too sad by his passing but can remember him as the happy lovely person he appeared to be and you would know him as. take care hugs xox Mary Lunn March 21, 2010 at 1:00 am Reply I was devastated by Kristian’s death. He was such a warm person you felt you knew him. Lou March 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm Reply Alistair I really enjoyed watching the memorial to Steven last night on the telly, and I hope that you are going to use your “powers of persuasion”, to make sure that Kristian has a “prime time memorial”, that all his doting fans can watch – no pressure!! LOL Lou Sandra August 25, 2010 at 7:13 pm Reply 1 week from now it’ll be 6 months and I still can’t believe it. Never met him, but he wrote to me and sent me 2 beautiful signed photos. I’ll cherish those gifts for the rest of my life. Rest in peace Kristian. Thanks for everything, you great good wonder… Not, how did he die, but how did he live? Not, what did he gain, but what did he give? These are the units to measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of his birth. Nor what was his church, nor what was his creed? But had he befriended those really in need? Was he ever ready, with words of good cheer, To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, But how many were sorry when he passed away? Leave a Reply Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.