Kind words have been pouring in after the sudden death of Chinese takeaway owner George Ng.
The family man, who ran the Fountain Garden takeaway in Queen’s Crescent, Barnes, collapsed and died as he played music during a performance of the Chinese dragon group he and son Nigel set up.
Saddened Echo readers have left tributes and kind words for his family on our Facebook page, remembering George for his 'lovely' manner, chats and great food.
Tabitha Howe said: "Gorgeous Family - so sad - George is such a lovely, hardworking man."
Rachael Hepton said: "Such lovely man. Thoughts go out to his family and friends x"
Rachel Hardy said: "Such a lovely man and a great cook, so sad for all of his family."
Lesley Smith said "Ah we are gutted! George and his family are lovely. We will miss those chats when we come in for the best takeaway in Sunderland.
"Love and prayers to his family at this sad time from Craig and Lesley Smith, formerly of Queen's Crescent.
Andrew Hutchinson said: "Absolutely top man, perfect gentleman. Always had time for a chat, one of the best takeaways in Sunderland. Condolences to the family. RIP George.
Ashton Stephenson said: "I am absolutely devastated what a lovely happy man. Rest easy George."
David Wilkinson said: "One of the best takeaways in Sunderland. I lived opposite and got to know the family. RIP."