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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Many areas dry over the next few days with variable cloud and cooler airflow
A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.