Shropshire Star

Shock death of talented Shrewsbury photographer Danny Beath at 52

[gallery] One of Shropshire's best known photographers has died at the age of 52. Danny Beath won Shropshire Photographic Society's Photographer of the Year nine times.


He collapsed outside his house in New Street in Shrewsbury on Monday and was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, where he later died.

The cause of his death has not yet been established and a post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow. It is believed he may have suffered a heart attack.

Danny had moved into the house the day before from his previous address in School Gardens, Shrewsbury.

His father Tim, who lives in Lincolnshire, said Danny would be greatly missed.

"He was held in high regard by a lot of people," he said.

"I have had the most incredible e-mails and tributes from his friends."

Danny, who had Asperger's syndrome, won several international awards for his photography.

He was recently named as the winner of the Sunday Times annual landscape photography competition.

Danny was also a member of Autonomy, a Shropshire-based help group for young people and adults who have Asperger's syndrome or autism. He received a doctorate from Aberdeen University in tropical ecology in the early 1990s.

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