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Artist who created deadly Dreamspace installation dies

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:04 05 October 2010

CONTROVERSIAL artist Maurice Agis, whose inflatable Dreamspace work caused the deaths of two women, has died in Spain. Agis s giant inflatable artwork broke free from its moorings at a festival in Durham in 2006, killing two women and injuring 27 people.

CONTROVERSIAL artist Maurice Agis, whose inflatable Dreamspace work caused the deaths of two women, has died in Spain.

Agis's giant inflatable artwork broke free from its moorings at a festival in Durham in 2006, killing two women and injuring 27 people.

The 77-year-old who lived in Kirton Gardens, Bethnal Green, was convicted at Newcastle Crown Court earlier this year for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act and was fined £10,000.

But a jury failed to reach a verdict on manslaughter charges and the Crown Prosecution Service announced there would be no retrial.

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