It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Grand Sheik Kevin 'Heppy' Hepplestone sadly passed away yesterday (29th July) from Covid, with his family by his side.
We send our sincere condolences to his friends and family at this sad time.
I have just spoken to Heppy's family and they have been overwhelmed with the messages that they have seen from Sons around the world and have sent their thanks.
A wonderful story that his sister relayed to me was that whilst laying in bed he was asked if he wanted anything. In true Heppy style he asked for, and polished off, a can of cider! Half an hour later he passed away.
'Goodbye Old Pal'
There are many expressions of great sadness on Facebook and elsewhere. Like everyone, I am shocked and greatly saddened to have lost Heppy. Things will not be the same without him.
Please spend a few minutes on social media and look at the kind words that have been written.