High-profile community campaigner Barrington Patterson known to all as One Eyed Baz has died of a heart attack, his devastated wife has revealed.
The huge Birmingham City fan and former fighter, who turned his life around after being involved in football hooliganism as a younger man, was known across the Midlands for his work to combat homelessness and just days ago shared some of his anti-knife crime work on social media.
His devoted wife Tracey posted on Twitter this morning that he had suffered a heart attack. Tributes immediately poured in.
“At 6am this morning my beloved husband had a massive heart attack. Paramedics worked for over an hour to save him unfortunately it wasn’t to be our hearts are broken.”
Stay with us throughout the day for more on this sad development.