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Tributes pour in for ‘one of a kind’ magician after body found

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Original article from Kent Live

Tributes have been pouring in for a "one of a kind" Herne Bay magician who was found dead.

Martin Collins' body was discovered this morning (June 25) when Kent Police attended a location near Canterbury Road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at around 5.30am. His family have been informed.

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The discovery of Martin's body came after police launched a missing person's appeal.

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He was last seen in the Canterbury Road area wearing a black t-shirt and grey fleece jacket.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

Martin was a very popular figure in the local area and was probably better known as his alias, 'The Kent Magician'.

The talented magician performed at events across the county and has brought a smile to many faces over the years showing off his tricks.

Many people who knew Martin have taken to social media to pay their respects.

"Oh my god, a very sad day," one person wrote.

"So sad, it was a pleasure to know you Martin. What a lovely man you were, we never know what is hiding behind that smile," another added.

A third said: "I have tried to stay away from here whilst trying to find the words but i could spend a year trying to find them

"Martin Collins you were one of a kind and you leave a massive gap in my families and friends lives!"

Others who have witnessed Martin's magic skills in the years gone by also paid their respects.

One said: "So sad. An amazingly talented man. RIP Martin Collins."

"Please can we all spare a thought for the family and friends of Martin at this very sad time," another added.

'True gentleman'

Wedding specialist Sugar Promotions, who worked alongside Martin for several events, called him a "true gentleman".

A spokesman said: "We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of a lovely friend and colleague this morning, Martin Collins.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. A true gentleman who filled the room with laughter.

"It's a sad loss to our community of Herne Bay and the wedding Industry in Kent. He was a very special part of our own wedding day and we will always treasure those memories."

A teammate of Martin's former football team also shared a touching tribute, saying: "The first season I had at Herne Bay was the best.

"I don't think we realised at the time but we had a wicked bunch of lads and what made it special was Martin Collins.

"Always smiling and telling a joke, RIP mate, he'll be missed by a lot of people."

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