Oliver Gobat (OK1994) Killed

It is with horror that we learn of the brutal murder of Oliver Gobat (OK 1994) in his native St. Lucia on 25 April 2014. He was reportedly shot twice and left to burn in a locked car in what police said has “all the hallmarks of a professional killing”.

Ollie, as he was generally known, was Captain of the 1st XI Football team at King’s and went on to play cricket for Surrey. At the time of his death, he worked for his family’s luxury hotel business and sources in St. Lucia suggest that he may have fallen foul of a criminal syndicate unsuccessfully attempting to enter into a property deal with them.

Memorial services have been held in St. Lucia and in the UK, with over 500 attending each occasion.