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Police have launched an investigation into the death of man who fell ill while at a gay sauna in London – the fourth death to blight the venue in three years.

The 37-year-old fell ill at the Pleasuredrome gay sauna in Cornwall Road, Waterloo, before being taken to St Thomas' Hospital, where he later died. Staff at the hospital alerted police to his death, who are treating it as "unexplained".

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: "Police were called at approximately 3.40pm yesterday by staff at a south London hospital after a man who had been admitted there earlier in the day died.

"The man, believed to be aged 37, was admitted to hospital after being taken ill at a venue in Cornwall Road. The death is being treated as unexplained at this time."

In 2012 Greg Page, 41, was found dead at the Pleasuredome. In the same year, John Scott, 46, also collapsed in the sauna and died in hospital two days later.

A post-mortem revealed they both had high levels of the drug GHB in their bodies.

Another man, Konstantinos Bampatzis also died at the venue after taking mephedrone and GHB.

The premises have been reportedly served with a 24-hour closure notice while police carry out their investigations.

However, a worker from the venue told IBTimes UK he thought it was business as usual, but declined to comment further about the incident.