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".
More top news
Political figures in the West Midlands have been paying tribute to Sir Albert Bore as he announces he will step down in December.
It will be cold in rural areas overnight with a scattering of light showers likely further east.
It'll be dry overnight with slight frost.