Olympic Park landscape architect dies

John Hopkins died suddenly last week at the age of 59 Credit: ITN

Tributes have been paid to the man who oversaw the creation of London 2012's widely-praised parklands.

John Hopkins has died suddenly at the age of 59.

Mr Hopkins' team developed more than 250 acres of green space in the park. Credit: John Giles/PA Archive

He was the landscape architect in charge of transforming more than 250 acres of the Olympic Park between 2007 and 2011.

Mr Hopkins - who studied at the university of Greenwich - died of natural causes at his home in America.

A wildflower meadow surrounded the statium. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

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Olympic Park designer dies

Tributes have been paid to the man who oversaw the creation of London 2012's widely-praised parklands. John Hopkins - the landscape architect in charge of the scheme - has died suddenly at the age of 59.