Mr Dean had been living for some years at Waltham House, which is an extra care scheme for older people run by Housing 21.
Helen Hart, locality manager for Housing 21 said:
We are very sad to hear of the death of Reg Dean.
He was an inspiration to us all and will be greatly missed.
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