JK Rowling mourns Water of Leith victim at funeral

JK Rowling. Picture: Comp

JK Rowling. Picture: Comp

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HARRY Potter author JK Rowling joined mourners at the funeral of a man who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in the Water of Leith.

Robert Toshack, 50, who was known as Rab to his friends, went missing from his home in Woodhall Road last month after going to a chip shop in Lanark Road.

His body was found in the Water of Leith at Baberton Loan two days later.

He had moved into a new home with his partner, Danni, just a few days earlier. Danni does accountancy work for Ms Rowling.

About 200 mourners attended Mr Toshack’s funeral at Warriston Cemetery yesterday.

As well as Ms Rowling, who lives in Barnton, they included Mr Toshack’s former colleagues from the Marks & Spencer store at the Gyle shopping centre and friends from the David Lloyd leisure club in Corstorphine.