A 23-year-old man, believed to have been the last living vegan in Whitechapel, died suddenly last night at his home, from what a doctor described as advanced malnutrition brought on by a diet consisting almost entirely of nuts, berries, and soya milk.
Toby Dick, unemployed, is the third vegan to die from a nutrition-based condition in the area this year which has prompted questions to be asked about the wisdom of veganism in general.
Dick was an avid user of social media, where his constant preaching about the health benefits of adhering to a diet designed for cattle, alienated him from many who came into contact with him.
We traced a Facebook friend from nearby Shoreditch who was scathing in his condemnation of Mr. Dick.
“Dick by name, dick by nature,” said Danny Terry, 19. “He was constantly ranting on Facebook about the benefits of eating quinoa and suchlike. He tried protesting outside the pie and mash shop once, but a bunch of locals gave him a good clumping. To be honest, if I’d been there I’d have given him a few digs myself. It’s no surprise to me that he’s dead in all honesty. I mean to say, it’s not natural for a grown man to live on budgie food is it”
Mr. Dick, who weighed just seven stone when he died, was unmarried and lived alone apart from six cats. The owner of a local Chinese takeaway, Mr. Yung Lo, has agreed to look after the animals at his premises in Whitechapel Road. Although he stated that he couldn’t be held responsible if they “ran away” soon after their arrival.