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Sudden death of tourism boss

A founding director of Northumberland Tourism, David Hunter, has died from a fatal blood clot just days after twisting his ankle on holiday in Turkey.

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Tributes to former tourism boss

David Hunter: a founding director of the Northumberland Tourism organisation. Credit: ITV

David Hunter, a founding director of the Northumberland Tourism organisation, collapsed last Sunday at his home after a seemingly small accident while on holiday with wife Sue in the resort of Icmeler.

The 59-year-old was rushed to hospital where specialists carried out scans before discovering a blood clot on his lung.

Despite receiving emergency treatment, the father-of-two suffered a heart attack in the early hours of Monday and he died in hospital the next day.

Mr Hunter was born in Hartlepool and grew up in Morpeth, Northumberland.

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