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.
I only met Ricky a few times but it was clear he was a great man. I took this photo of him with my partner @beealing just a couple of months ago at the AGM for @WLEquality. Very sad indeed. pic.twitter.com/v3HCY8wqQs— Robin Williamson ????? ???? ???? (@stuntbutt) March 28, 2020
I’m really sorry to see this. Ricky was an amazing man. An authentic, lovely human being. Everything he did was for the right reasons. So sorry. My condolences to his family and many friends.— Susan Parsonage (@SusanParsonage) March 28, 2020
Incredibly saddened and shocked by the news of Ricky Singh’s passing yesterday from Covid-19. Ricky was such a positive and morally driven person, always fighting on behalf of others as he called out inequality, prejudice and racism wherever he saw it. Condolences to his family.— Julian Bell (@juliangbell) March 28, 2020
So very sorry to hear this. We @trustforlondon were looking forward to working with him. He showed such a clear commitment to training the next generation. Sending sincere condolences. Stay safe, folks :-(— Susie Dye (@SusieD_LON) March 28, 2020
Singh is survived by his wife, son and five children from a previous marriage.