10 things you said about... son pays tribute to legendary Leeds ice cream man who has died

Thousands of Leeds residents had taken to social media to pay their respects to the ice cream man.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th June 2021, 4:40 pm
John Collier died aged 76 following a long battle against the lung condition pulmonary fibrosis.

John 'Kooler Bar' was one of the most popular people in Leeds after serving its residents ice cream for over 40 years.

The 76-year-old recently passed away following a long battle against the lung condition pulmonary fibrosis, and our readers were quick to pay tribute to John.

Here are 10 things you said:

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Meffsina Wallshaw - "What a total legend! I had a horrible time at school, he is nearly the only good memory of school."

Peter Coles - "I remember John from when I was a kid over 35 years ago around the Scott Hall area. RIP top bloke."

Kad Khan - "John was the type of guy who would still give you an ice cream if you didn't have money for it. Absolute legend!"

Lindsey Angus - "Still have fond memories of John, heart of gold, not sure how he ever made a profit - literally gave his stuff away!"

Gillian Long Whittaker - "What a legend!! Such a nice guy and always had a smile for everyone. RIP John you angel xx"

Natasha Cameron - "He's one of my best memories growing up. He will never be forgotten, always had a smile and an ice cream waiting."

Claire Coles - "He was the best of all the ice cream people, when you were feeling a bit low he knew how to make you feel better."

Hussain Ati - "Lovely human being, top person was John. His ice creams were the best. Will be missed. Legend!!"

Ashli Rianne - "Absolute legend!"

Craig Rainey - "An absolute pleasure to have spent part of my childhood around a man of such high calibre. Top lad, huge heart, one of the good guys."