Family pay tribute to 'fun-loving and caring' marathon runner
The family of a London Marathon runner who died after completing the course have paid tribute to a "a fun-loving and caring person". Robert Berry, 42, collapsed immediately after finishing the 26.2 miles race.
More than £23,000 has been donated to the National Osteoporosis Society in the name of Rob Berry, who died after completing this year's London Marathon.
The 42-year-old collapsed and later died after crossing the finish line at Sunday's race.
Donations on Mr Berry's JustGiving page have now reached more than £23,000. On the page Mr Berry explained he was running the marathon to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Society - a charity which has supported his mother, who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 52.
The National Osteoporosis Society has paid tribute to one of its runners Robert Berry, who died after completing the London Marathon. Claire Severgnini, the CEO of the charity said her "deepest sympathies" were with his family "at this tragic time":
It is with great sadness that the National Osteoporosis Society has learnt of the death of Robert Berry, one of our runners in this weekend's London Marathon.
The charity would like to express its heartfelt condolences to Mr Berry's family and friends. Our immediate concerns are for Mr Berry's family.
"He was immediately taken to one of our medical facilities where he was treated by four consultants, including one in emergency medicine. He was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon would like to continue to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Berry and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them all at this difficult time".