Family pays tribute to Odeon manager

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THE family of an Aylesbury cinema manager who died unexpectedly on Saturday morning, aged 37, has paid tribute to him.

Sean Coles, of the Willow Estate, Aylesbury, was found dead by his wife Anna at their home, although the cause of his death remains unknown.

Sean worked as manager at the Odeon in Aylesbury town centre for 15 years. He was also a bingo caller at Gala Bingo in the town from 1991 to 1997.

His wife has described Sean as ‘the perfect gentleman’ and ‘an amazing husband.

“I don’t think there was a day went by when Sean and I didn’t laugh about something or do something daft,” she said.

“He was the kind of person who, when you looked at and he smiled, you couldn’t help but smile back.

“He always knew what to say, regardless of the situation. And he always knew what to do.”

Sean was a big fan of movies and often attended film events, such as Collectormania.

He even made his own film for use within Odeon.

Sean originally worked as a projectionist before being made manager at the cinema in May, 2011.

Cinema staff also paid tribute in a statement, calling him ‘a valued member’ and a ‘friend to many’.

It said: “Sean Coles was a much loved member of the Odeon team.

“He had been with Odeon for 15 years where he started his career as a projectionist and then was snapped up to be developed into a manager when the position became available last year.

“Sean was a valued member of our team and a friend to many.

“Sean had an infectious passion for film and could talk for hours about his love for the big screen and everything film related.

“He was a true gentleman and a genuinely warm and caring human being who had time for everyone.

“He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and colleagues at Odeon.

“Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this very sad time.”

Korin Morgan, a fellow manager at the Odeon, added that any donations in Sean’s memory should be made to the Variety Club Children’s Charity.

Born and bred in Aylesbury, Sean grew up in Ebble Close and attended Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School.