Charity chief Ricky Singh succumbs to coronavirus, aged 70

Singh was chief executive of the West London Equality Centre

Ricky Singh
Ricky Singh

Tributes have been paid to a west London charity chief executive after he died from coronavirus last week.

Ricky Singh, 70, who was head of the West London Equality Centre, died on Friday from the virus, according to a tweet from his charity.

Singh, who would have celebrated his 71st birthday on Sunday, had been at the charity for more than 12 years, a spokeswoman for the charity said. He had underlying health conditions.

A number of tributes were paid on Twitter in response to the charity’s tweet, including one from the Small Charities Coalition, another from Debra Allcock Tyler, chief executive of the Directory of Social Change, and another from Dame Julia Unwin, former chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

A number of other tributes have been paid on Twitter.

Singh is survived by his wife, son and five children from a previous marriage.

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