A WEALTHY Doncaster businessman and father-of-three has collapsed and died at the age of 44 – not long after playing in a polo match.
Shocked fellow players held an impromptu wake at the Vale of York Polo Club in Misson, near Bawtry, in honour of Sean Caddy.
He had played there on Saturday and drove away in his £100,000 Bentley sports car – but is believed to have suffered a heart attack as he arrived back at his home in Varsity Close, Lindholme.
Mr Caddy, who ran businesses connected with the security industry, is understood to have had previous health problems despite his passion for polo.
Paul Piddington, manager of the Vale of York Polo Club which moved to Doncaster a few years ago, said Mr Caddy was fine during the game.
He said: “We have been told he got into his car after the match and went home, but suffered a huge heart attack when he got onto his drive.
“Apparently he had suffered from underlying health issues and heart problems.
“Nobody at the club was aware, but we have now been told by the family.
“He was only 44 and everybody here is devastated by it.
“Sean was a massive part of the club and he will be missed by everybody associated with it.”
Mr Caddy, who previously lived in Harpenden Drive, Dunscroft, was separated from his wife and lived with his elder son, Christian. He owned two polo ponies and sponsored several events at the club, including the end-of-season Caddy Cup.
His business interests included Caddy Consultancy, Gomove, and Security People which were based at Carcroft Enterprise Park.
Mr Piddington said club members had taken part in an impromptu wake on Sunday after members were made aware of the tragedy, and travelled from all over Yorkshire to raise a glass of champagne to him.
“He was playing only the day before and his three children, who are all avid polo fanatics, were there. I did a little bit of a eulogy, because he really had lived the life.”
An inquest is unlikely to be held.