Paul Randall: Tributes after sudden death of popular Pontefract busker

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a musician and popular busker in Pontefract town centre after his sudden death aged 47.

Paul Randall, who has been a busker in the town for at least 15 years, died in his sleep at his home in Pontefract late last month.

He was forced to stop performing after suffering a stroke last February.

Mr Randall’s family said the cause of his death is not yet known. He is survived by his brother Lee, 43, sister Jayne Sinclair, 42, and mother Rhoda Randall, 67.

Lee Randall said: “Paul was a well known local figure in Pontefract and was the town’s busker.

“Most people will remember him for busking in the tunnel under King Charles House, he stood and played his guitar what ever the weather.”

Dozens of people posted tribute messages on Facebook. Gav Hepworth wrote: “He was a lovely bloke. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”