The suspended Chief Executive of Basildon, Brentwood and Wickford Council for Voluntary Services (CVS), Mark Williams has been found dead at his Tilbury home.
Ambulance crews rushed to his home at Bown Close, Tilbury on Thursday evening (June 18th) where they found Mr Williams unconscious.
It is understood he died at the scene.
Mr Williams, who was also known as Mark William, Mark Thackham and Marc Thackham had been suspended from Basildon CVS over a series of irregularities.
An emergency meeting of the Basildon CVS was still in session at the time of going to press.
Mr Williams was at the centre of a series of long-running disputes over the Tilbury Resource Centre.
He was the Labour candidate for Tilbury in the 2007 Thurrock Council Elections but was later deselected.
He leaves a partner, Susan Garner.