An 87-year-old grandfather who died after being beaten and robbed in his own home was "an all-round good guy", his family said today.
Frank Worsley, whose wife Mary died last September, was woken by an intruder who broke into his house in Longfield Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester.
The widower was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke and a bleed to his brain after the attack.
He failed to recover and died in hospital yesterday afternoon, Greater Manchester Police said.
– Family statement
"Frank was a loving father to Steven and Catherine, grandfather to Karen and Michael. He was also a father-in-law, brother-in-law and a friend to many.
"Frank fought in WW2. He was in the Royal Navy Medical Corps and had written about his time on board various warships, giving his family a snippet of how life was during the war."