Seaton GP’s tragic death

PUBLISHED: 11:18 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:54 06 August 2013


Popular Dr Grant Neumegen, 49, will be “greatly missed” by his family, patients and colleagues.

Seaton has been left shocked and saddened by the tragic death of a popular local GP.

Dr Grant Neumegen, who worked at the Townsend House medical centre, in Harepath Road, was found dead at his Sidmouth home on Friday (August 2). He was 49.

His family say his death was “tragic and unexpected”.

Police were called to his house at around 11pm. A spokesman said they were treating his death as “unexplained” but with no suspicious circumstances. A file is being prepared for the coroner.

A spokeswoman at Dr Neumegen’s Seaton surgery said: “It has come as a huge shock to everyone who knew him, and we hope you can bear with us through this very difficult time.

“Grant had been working at Townsend House since 2007 and was a much loved member of our team who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

“For the time being his patients will be looked after by the other doctors.

“A condolence book will be available in reception if you would like to contribute.”

Dr Neumegen, a New Zealander who has been living in England since 1997, was married with two children.

A notice placed by the family reads: “It is with great sadness that Jo and all Grant’s family announce his tragic and unexpected death on Friday 2nd August.

“He was dearly loved and will be so sadly missed by all who knew him.”

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