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Tributes to David Hockney's assistant

A studio assistant to the artist David Hockney has died in hospital after leaving the painter's East Yorkshire home in a serious condition. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Dominic Elliott, 23, had sat for the artist on more than one occasion at his studio in Bridlington.

He died at Scarborough General Hospital on Sunday morning and police are now investigating the events surrounding his death.

Bridlington RUFC who 'Dom' played for, has paid to tribute to him on their website

Dominic Elliot Credit: Bridlington RUFC

"Dominic was a valued member of our club, a good player with great potential.

"With his size and ability he could easily have established himself as a first team regular.

"He was a popular lad and had so many friends at the club."

– Gordon Morrice, Bridlington Rugby Club chairman