Liverpool news 'Legend' of L8 'dropped dead in the shower' PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Paul Wilson dubbed "Icey man Paul" served as an ice cream man around Toxteth for more than 30 years
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An ice cream man loved by his local community "dropped dead in the shower" days after going into hospital. Paul Wilson, dubbed "Icey man Paul", served as an ice cream man around Toxteth for more than 30 years, with hundreds of people paying tribute following his death at the age of 56. Paul's daughter, Carla Wilson, shared some of the loving tributes paid to her dad. She told the ECHO : "I've had so many messages from people who are complete strangers to me saying lovely things about my dad. READ MORE:Young drug dealers linked to unsolved murder of innocent man stabbed on way home from pub "One person got in touch and said 'I don't think you know how important your dad was to the community, for a lot of us he was like the father we didn't have'." Paul, who was a dad of six and had six grandchildren, was admitted to Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Sunday, July 18 and reportedly died in the shower just one day later on July 19. Carla added: "He went into the Royal on the Sunday and was told he had a kidney malfunction. "He dropped dead in the shower on the Tuesday from what they said was a blood clot in his lungs. We have ordered a full post-mortem but it will take around 12 weeks, but the initial cause of death we have been given is lung cancer.
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Paul also played an important part in helping Liverpool City Council to reach out to people in the Princes Park ward during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Paying tribute to Paul, the council shared a video from August 2020 of him distributing leaflets from his ice cream van about the dangers of the rising covid infections and the importance of getting tested. Carla said: "The word that kept coming up was legend, everyone keeps calling him a legend." Paul will be remembered by his six children: Carla, Kirsty, Anita, Paul, Callum and Jessica, as well as his six grandchildren: Kyle, Molly, Max, Freddie, Ivy and Leighton. A large funeral procession will travel through L8, starting along Lodge Lane to remember Paul on Monday, August 8. The convoy will be led by Paul's ice cream man, which brought joy to the community for generations. The funeral will then head to Springwood Crematorium for 12.30pm.
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