I remember when I met him in 4th grade. He came over to me and talked to me about his Indonesian holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed his company and he'll be greatly missed...
Thank You Mark for all the good times I had watching u create some of the best pieces of art I've ever seen, not only that, but you were funny too, ur rubber faced antics made me laugh so much, an art form all of ur own, I will always remember the Enigma that was Mark Speight! R.I.P Mark and Natasha Peace, Love, Empathy, Draziac Durst
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK! YOU ARE FOREVER LOVED AND MISSED, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. X R.I.P MARK+NATASHA
Mark speight inspired me to keep drawing and not to give up. never forgotten. RiP mark
Mark we will miss you x
Mark and Natasha together forever sleep peacefully. Gob bless xx
Happy 43rd birthday Marky. We miss your smiling face, your cool spiky hair and your amazing art. Smart isn't the same without you. May you continue to rest in peace with your beautiful Tash. Lots of love from Louise and Amy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
You were an inspiration to children everywhere. RIP Mark & Natasha x
My heart goes out to the both of you x R.I.P Mark and Natasha xx Together again Forever x God bless to both families and friends of these 2 amazing people. gone but never forgotten xx
Everday i used 2 watch smart u were de best artisit i told my mum 1 day illd love 2 meet u and u curd teach me all about art its so sad uv gone wen i heard bout u i was in shock nd i neva fort it curd b true ur gona b missed luv nakhira r.i.p ill never 4get you xxxxx look after yourself up in heaven xx
MARK WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL OF MY FAMILY. HE WAS THE BEST ON SMARTEENIES WITH THE WAY HE DID BIG PICTURE LITTLE PICTURE. WE ALL LOVED HIM AND HE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BY MY CHILDREN (AND MYSELF). YOU COULDN'T GET BETTER. I HOPE THAT HIS FAMILY IS COPING WELL WITH THE LOSS OF MARK AND THE SAME WITH NATASHA'S FAMILY TOO. R.I.P. MARK & NATASHA. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I will always remember the happy, smiling Mark. You couldn't live without your soul mate, your beautiful Natasha. Now you can stay together forever and nothing can ever part you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
i grew up with watching him on TV on bbc and he was full of life and a laugh he is going to be missed by all he was great to watch on tv as he brought the most borning tv show to life with his smile R.I.P x x x
i will always remember the joy of watching you creating your wonderful art. you were fun to watch i felt as if i almost knew you, i wish ihad known you but you will never be forgotton. god bless you and your family
rip mark my kids loved you,such a sad waste!!! xxxxxxx we will all miss u xxx
mark my eldest daughter grew up watching you on telly and my youngest daughter was glued to your art programmes. you thought them so much about drawing and you also thaught me a few things as well! we will miss your mad jokes and the fun you gave us and to millions of kids mums and dads all over the country! the good die young! rest in peace mark ur with your soulmate natasha! god bless.
Mark When I heard your devasting news about Natasha, I couldnt believe it and my thoughts were with you. Then when the news came that you were missing I knew in my heart that you just wanted to be with Natasha and was not surprised to hear what you had done. You have brought so much joy to children all over the world through the one thing that brings everyone together whether young or old, Art!! Children that dont know how to express themselves have learnt to from you through their drawing, painting, etc. You never had a harse word for anyone or anything. If a child approached you in the street, no matter how busy or rushed you would always stop and speak, sign autographs. You will be sadly missed by all generations, young and old. Art will not be the same for me again. My heart goes out to your family and everyone that knew you for you are a great loss to all. I hope that you and Natasha are sitting on a cloud somewhere enjoying each other watching over both your families and friends. Enjoy being back together. Rest In Peace Mark and Natasha x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
I Was A Big Fan Of Smart & Mark Speight ! As i Love Art Its My Fav Thing You Were a Good Presenter & Artist Rip Mark Gbnf [L]* x Love Louise x
WHEN I FOUND OUT WHAT HAD HAPENED I WAS SO DEVASTATED.AS I WAS A HUGE FAN OF MARK,AND WAS ALWAYZ WATCHING SMART.HE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL FELA AND IS A GREAT ARTIST.WHEN I WAS IN YEAR 9 OF HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I HAD TO CHOSE MY OPTIONS I DECIDED TO DO ART AS I WAS ALWAYS GETIN ARTISTIC IDEAS FROM MARK(OBV)OFF SMART.I ALSO HAD HIS AUTOGRAPH WHICH MADE MY DAY.SINCE THAT DAY ITZ BEEN ON MY WAL AND IS DEFINATLI NOT A MINUTE FORGOTEN BY ME.LOVE YOU FOREVAH x x x x x x x x
I cannot believe how much this has affected me. I see myself as a level headed person that would not normally feel the need to contribute to sites like this, but I feel very strongly in my soul that Mark was a truely fantastic guy, and how moved would he have been to know that so many children and adults would have cared the way they have. What is it all about? To reach such a level of despair, its unbelievably sad. Mark definately needs to live on with a memorial of some kind, he had so much more to do. A beautiful, vibrant , talented man. bless you forever xxxxx
Mark is well known by all children who grew up and were born in the 90's like myself. When i heard about his death i was devestated and started cryin i no it sound silly since i'm 16 years old but he died so close to my birthday and i kinda connected to him wenever i watched smART it was an amazing program thanks to him but its going to change alot now and seriouly i mean alot since he's gone, i just hope all is well for his friends and family and i hope that he rests in peace for ever and he will always be remmbered in my heart and i'm sure many others hearts. Once again mark R.I.P. and with love thanks for everything. xxxxx
The summer of 2007 Mark and Natasha were at our local park doing things with children. My son Luca begged me to go as Mark speight had been his idol for years! we went along and Luca joined in with the fun. He spent most of his time following Mark around chatting to him, I found that both Mark and Natasha were lovely to my little boy. Luca told Mark that he has dyslexia but is very good at art and computers and that he wanted Marks job when he grows up. Mark laughed and said he should go for it telling him he was only interested in art at school. Natasha paid particular attention to my two year old Frankie who was running around naming dinosaurs. My Luca had his pictures taken and Mark let him win a drawing competition and gave him a signed t shirt which he is so proud of! Luca was devestated at Natasha dying as he remembered her from the summer.... even more devestated that his idol died too... poor Lucas grandad died in the same week...poor boy. It is so sad to see that Mark took his life i cant imagine the sadness he must have been feeling to have done that. He touched my sons life and i will always remember his kindness towards my son as it made a big impact on the kid. Mark and Natasha were a lovely couple. I hope they are back together somewhere now and are happy again.
I remember what a good presenter you were,how you excited children. I hope you are happy with your natasha. much love xx
A lovely man to watch and listen to. I am so sad that it ended this way for him. Love and support to his family and friends.
I remember first seeing Mark on UTV Children's show as a computerised host, like Max Headroom. Then I saw him on the BBC, mostly in Smart. I remember him on Art programs. He was so talented, as Artist, Teacher and Presenter. His warmth and wit came through to me as I watched him. I am so sorry that his life took such a difficult path. He was more fragile and sensitive than I thought he was on tv. I hope he has found peace. I will miss him, even if I never met him. He made my life a little better just by being alive.
I first met Mark when he came to Redditch Town Center, he did a drawin for my daughter. I shall miss Mark. I liked watchin him on T.V as he always made me smile. He will never be forgotten. Now he has joined Tash to together at last. I can't say rest in peace or god bless cause I don't belive in it...There is a place where we all go and where ever that is i'm dam sure Mark is happy. Keep smilin Mark as you and tash are now one xxxx
What a tragic loss, i hope your at peace now mark, i loved watching on telly as a child and so did my young son.
Mark you will be sadly missed by all tv viewers and you are now with natasha your loved one
Mark was a brilliant presenter.He was always very entertaining to watch.I used to watch SMart with my daughter.I will always remember his smile.He will not be forgotten.SMart will not be the same without him.I hope he can now rest in peace with Natasha.
RIP MARK YOU WAS THE BEST!LOVE YOU LOADS
When Alex was young we spent ages having fun with Mark's artistic projects and loved watching him. He was a very natural presenter, dynamic and talented. We're just so sorry you were sad when you deserved to be so happy
mark you were an inspiration to us all...we loved watching you on SMart....me and my daughter thought you were great and we cant believe you have gone...we will miss you so much... may you rest in peace...god bless you!!! lots of love julie and sophie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I grew up with mark on TV. every day after school i always came home and religiously watched Smart. he was such a great presenter and left a scar in my heart when i found out that he sadly passed away, my thoughts go out to his familay and others in my position. Thanks Mark. R.I.P my friend
You were an inspiration to so many people children and adults alike. You are deeply missed, i Pray that you are reunited with Tash and Pray for Peace for both your families and friends.Our Lord must need you in Heaven to continue teaching Art and keeping it fun, Heaven must be an even happier place now that you are there. Rest in Peace Mark.
Always remeber him on tv , such a tradegdy just wish now that anybody had taken him in there arms and said this was not your fault
A truly charismatic and talented man. For many years we have watched Mark on T.V. and have been inspired by his artistic energy. We all are deeply saddened by this tragedy. God Bless Mark and Natasha and both their families, friends and colleagues. God Bless. Kerry xx
There’s a lovely tribute with hundreds of kind memories here if you are interested in viewing them. http://www.lastingtribute.co.uk/tribute/speight/2770664
What a waste of a talented, funny man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark's and Natasha's families and friends. Hoping that you and Natasha are reunited and have finally found the happiness you where looking for when you were torn apart. God Bless you both. Lisa, Derek & Children.