Readers have been flocking to pay tribute to Durham miners' leader Davey Hopper, who died this weekend.
Paul Campbell: "A top fella who taught me about proper Labour socialism - sad loss."
Alison Smith: "Another great miner of our times. R.I.P."
Christine Fletcher: "Shocked to hear this sad news Dave was a neighbour and friend of my parents .RIP xx
David Harris: "This is off me and our boy - it's simple, we loved this man more than anything."
Kim-Marie Hajsadr: "RIP Davey. Another working class hero gone. Very sad."
Barbara Campbell: "R.I.P. Dave will be sadly missed, Condolences to all your family."
Darren Meadows R.I.P Dave
Aaron Winder: "R.I.P. Yet another working class hero gone."
Kevin George Burdis Sad news.
Mike Ollier Sad to hear that.
Cathy Brand: "Lovely man."
Brian Hamilton: "R.I.P marra. Not be forgotten."
Joanne Welsh: "Sad news, condolences to his family. Feel privileged that I got to hear him speak at last week's Durham Big Meet."