Real estate guru dies on Tweed bike ride

TWEED Police are investigating after a well-known real estate principal died on a bike ride on Saturday morning.

About 8.35am Tony Tooma, 54, was found dead near the western curb of Cudgen Rd, Duranbah.

Tweed-Byron Inspector Gary Cowan said the group of cyclists he was with rode downhill and found him dead.

"No one witnessed the incident," he said.

Police are waiting on a post mortem report to determine the cause of death.

A report from News Limited indicated friends believed the man fainted while riding.

Mr Tooma, who was LJ Hooker Surfers Paradise's principal, leaves a large portfolio behind.

He worked on developments such as the Oasis, Chevron Renaissance and Marina Mirage.

He's been involved in the real estate industry since 1982.

News Limited said he is survived by his wife Anna and three children.



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