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Former MP pays tribute to brother describing him as an intellect and wit

Keith Gordon, whose body was found at a home on Victoria Street.

A former MP has paid tribute to her “larger than life” brother who was found dead last weekend.

The body of Keith Gordon, 70, was found at a home on Victoria Street in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.

Social media commentators had claimed that Mr Gordon, the brother of former UBP premier Dame Pamela Gordon Banks, and former One Bermuda Alliance MP Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, had been beaten to death.

Police scotched the rumours, saying that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, a Bermuda Police Service spokeswoman said: “An autopsy is anticipated in due course to determine cause of death. However, foul play is not suspected at this time.”

The spokeswoman also noted that police were aware of comments made on social media.

But on Tuesday investigators launched a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward “having received certain information”.

Investigators are now focusing their inquiries on a fight that took place near the Ex-Artillery club on Victoria Street late on Friday night or in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police have failed to comment on news reports that bruises were found on Mr Gordon’s body after he had been transferred to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

They have also failed to confirm news reports that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Mr Gordon had four siblings. Their father was civil rights activist and parliamentarian E.F. Gordon, a National Hero.

Yesterday Ms Gordon-Pamplin paid tribute to her brother, describing him as an intellect and wit.

The former government minister said: “Keith was an inimitable character who, notwithstanding his diminutive stature, was almost larger than life.

“Judging from the outpouring of support and love that my family has received, it is apparent that he impacted many lives.

“We grew up together and got into as much mischief as siblings could, much to the chagrin of my mom.

“We had an honest relationship, predicated upon never having to wonder what either of us thought.

“This is a very sad time for me as I have to come to grips with his passing, but I was incredibly blessed to have had the benefit of his intellect, his wit, his poetic prowess and his entrepreneurial approach to life. He was my brother"

Anyone with information on the death of Mr Gordon is asked to call 211 or the main police number, 295-0011.