Lloyd Blake said that Andy Hamilton earned the name legend, as a human being, a community person and a well known musician.
He said he was someone who "never failed".
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A father of four from Birmingham says he is relieved to be back home after being arrested and detained in Portugal.
Tonight skies will remain fairly clear leading to a sharp frost forming even in city centres.
A cold night with clear spells and a few snow showers. These are likely to give a dusting, especially on hills.