Scores of tributes for beloved Max

Freeman of the Borough of Scarborough receive their Honorary Freeman Badges at the Town Hall today - Max Payne.      071769d'in News   26/4/07    pic AH
Freeman of the Borough of Scarborough receive their Honorary Freeman Badges at the Town Hall today - Max Payne. 071769d'in News 26/4/07 pic AH
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MORE tributes have been paid to much-loved Scarborough photographer and fundraiser Max Payne, who died on Monday aged 77.

Town crier Alan Booth – who was made a Freeman of the Borough on the same day as Max in 1999 – was a good friend of his.

Mr Booth said: “It was such a privilege to have been a friend of Max and Maureen for many years.

“He was a sincere and generous gentleman, always putting 100 per cent in to all his commitments.”

Mr Booth added that at a church service he attended yesterday at the Holy Apostles, Rev Martyn Dunning called for prayers for Max and his family.

Playwright Alan Ayckbourn also paid tribute, saying: “Although I did not know him well, Max always struck me as the most generous and kindly of men.

“Scarborough charities, I am sure, will greatly miss the exceptional fundraising he pursued on their behalf.”

The Evening News website was also inundated with heartfelt tributes.

Picadore said: “I would like to publicly acknowledge the great help, support and friendship that Max showed to me when I set up my business three years ago.

“I will be forever indebted to him and any future success of my endeavours will be in part due to his kindly and caring nature. My condolences to his family.”

Mister Woo said: “RIP Max Payne, a good man, you did great things.”

Jakeyjig commented: “God bless you Max. A true gentleman. RIP.”

Elephantsneverforget said: “Very sad to hear the news, my condolences to the family. I worked for Max at Lombard North Central many years ago, he was a good and kind man. He will be sorely missed.”

Bluebird One commented: “He loved what he did, and the people of the Borough loved him. This man will be sadly missed by all.

“Thank you Max, take your camera to the heights with you. RIP, condolences from me and my family and deepest sympathy to your family and friends.”

Baconroll said: “Lovely man, he will be sadly missed.”