Iain Percy, long-term friend and Artemis Racing teammate with whom Andrew Simpson won his Olympic Star gold and silver medals, posted the following on his Facebook page tonight:
“Yesterday I lost my closest friend of over twenty five years, the friendliest and kindest man I have ever met. I cannot believe he is no longer with us.
“Now all our thoughts should be with his wife and two amazing boys who meant the world to him. Andrew has more friends than anyone and we will continue to support his family with all our hearts
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The morning sunshine will be replaced by more cloud and perhaps a little rain later.
Cloud and occasional light rain or drizzle spreads eastwards through the morning.
A sunny evening followed by a dry night with largely clear skies.