A young man who worked as a scrub brush cleaner in the UK’s capital, where he had just arrived, died in hospital on Saturday after a battle with cancer.
He was 44.
In a tribute, his family said they hoped his death would encourage others to take care of each other and not to be selfish.
The family said his death was a “great loss to our family”.
The scrub brush is used for cleaning up on the floor of rooms in hospitals, as well as in offices and public spaces.
“We will miss him dearly,” his wife, Michelle, said.
In the US, the company that owns the scrub brush has been contacted by some of his former colleagues.
“He was a true gentleman, a good friend, a great family man,” said Mike Schmitz, who was with the company when he first met the scrubber.
“If he hadn’t died at home he would have continued his service in the service industry for many more years.”
His brother, Nick, said his brother had worked in his family’s business in Bristol for 10 years.
“Nick was always going to be a family man and always loved his family,” he said.
“I don’t think anybody can ever replace him.”
Nick said he had not spoken to his brother since the news of his death broke.
His sister, Amy, said her brother had been a good dad to her three children and had a “very strong sense of family”.
“He loved his children and his family, he cared about them,” she said.