Tributes paid after Hampden Park man’s death

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Hector Castro SUS-160401-113449001

Warm tributes have been paid to a Hampden Park man who has passed away suddenly aged 54.

Hector Castro died between Christmas and the new year holiday.

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He had been suffering with cancer.

The father of two, who grew up in Hampden Park and went to the secondary school in Brodrick Road, had previously worked for British Airways.

Friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to Mr Castro, who was also well known in the table tennis circuit locally.

‎Jude Carter-Murphy‎ wrote on Facebook, “To the most friendliest and funny guy, going to miss you”, and ‎Steve Skeats‎ said, “RIP mate, we had some best times together. You will be missed but never forgotten.”

Pommie Mart‎ wrote, “Poor Hector, one of the best people I have known in 30 years flying, you will be missed by many who have known you over the years.”

Robert Warner‎ said, “Table tennis matches won’t ever be the same without you there. For the laughs we shared and competitive practice matches we had, thanks for being a great friend always at the end of the phone wherever you were.”

Paul Cuttle‎ said, “I only knew you for a few years, but it was an absolute honour and privilege. I will miss our political debates, and your cooking, not to mention your tales from British Airways. RIP Hector.”

In 2014 friends raised money for Cancer Research while Mr Hector was diagnosed with stomach cancer after initially beating a first bout of the disease.

He underwent chemotherapy and surgery at a London hospital.

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