Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha have sent flowers to the St John the Evangelist church near Fort William in Scotland, where Charles Kennedy will be laid to rest today.
A note accompanying the white rose wreath described the former Liberal Democrat leader as an "extraordinary talent whose character and courage inspired us all."
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