This morning we learned of the death of former political leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy.
Charles was 55 years old.
It is such sad news and I am shocked to be honest.
I have never been a LibDem supporter but Charles was a leader whom I liked and respected and during his time in that role, he did a fantastic job.
I always enjoyed his appearances on television both as a political person and commentator come show presenter.
Charles really was a lovely guy and honest and genuine.
We have lost a rare breed of politician, one who you felt could be trusted and someone who you really wanted to hear what he had to say.
A truly sad loss for all of us.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and young son and the rest of his family at this very very sad time.