Simon Woodward's family have released a statement following his death on Thursday night. It reads: The family are shocked and saddened by Simon's sudden death. He was much loved and respected by family, friends, work colleagues and all those he met. As an established member of the local community he will be sorely missed. Meanwhile, John Calvert, director of Primex Energy Brokers, where Mr Woodward worked, has paid his own tribute. He said: "Simon was a dedicated, well-liked and extremely hard working man. "Everyone was devastated to learn of his death on Friday morning. He was very knowledgeable about the energy industry and very good at his job. "The team he worked with left work early on Friday as a mark of respect and all our thoughts now are with his family.