Popular Food Blogger Falls To Death From Coq D'Argent

Andy Thornley
By Andy Thornley Last edited 36 months ago
Popular Food Blogger Falls To Death From Coq D'Argent

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Tributes have been paid to popular food blogger Wilkes McDermid, after it emerged he fell to his death from City restaurant Coq D'Argent.

Police say they were called at 5.53pm on Sunday after members of the public saw a man fall. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers also told Londonist there were no suspicious circumstances and enquiries continue.

Chefs, restaurateurs, street market organisers, bloggers and many others took to social media to pay tribute to the 39-year-old, and share their sadness at his death.

This incident is the fifth in recent years after a number of people have died after jumping from the eighth floor restaurant. The eatery installed safety barriers in 2013 in a bid to prevent people being able to do so, however the circumstances of the latest death remain unclear.

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Last Updated 09 February 2015

Jennifer Illmann

I saw this, it was horrible. Whatever troubled him, I hope he found his peace.

Robert Wares

Don't blame the women for this. We are all responsible for our own lives. Yes men do suffer with depression but for many counseling and meds helps them.

Also some guys I've known certainly don't deserve a relationship but blame others for it... Just saying.

Paul Gallagher

How macabre that so often people choose their last meal there.