Tributes flow in from friends, family and his beloved Bradford City.
Bingley jeweller Andy Bell has passed away following a fatal heart attack.
The jeweller, who had a shop on Main Street in Bingley and counted Jimmy Saville among his clients, died suddenly on Monday when he suffered a suspected heart attack during a doctor’s appointment.
Bell, who was also a photographer and avid Bradford City fan in his spare time, was aged just 53.
Bell’s son Sam Bell, who works at the family business, told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus: “It was very sudden and it has been hard on everyone. We are just trying to come to terms with what has happened. He is very much missed.”
The local paper also spoke to Bell’s best friend Derek Earp. He added: “I know people always use eulogies to say there wasn’t a bad word said but on this occasion it is true. He was just a remarkable man.”
Football club Bradford City offered its condolences to the family of Bell. It said in a statement on its website: “Andy loved his football and over the years chose to give his time to help and support the club’s youth development programme in many ways. He had only recently started doing some scouting work for head of youth development Peter Horne and centre of excellence manager Alan Nevison. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.”