The leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union Bob Crow has died aged 52, it has been announced.
“It is with the deepest regret that RMT has to confirm that our general secretary Bob Crow sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning,” a statement said.
“The union’s offices will be closed for the rest of the day and the union will make further announcements in due course. The media have been asked to respect the privacy of Bob’s friends and family at this difficult and distressing time.”
There were no details immediately available about the manner of his death.
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