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Tributes pour in following the death of Henry Hope-Frost

#Fever was trending on Twitter in the UK last night and this morning as a mark of respect for renowned motor racing journalist and broadcaster Henry Hope-Frost, who was killed in a motorbike accident aged 47

Tributes pour in following the death of Henry Hope-Frost

'H' had a long association with Autosport, where he started out in the ad sales team before moving over to the editorial staff and then into becoming 'The Voice of Autosport' through his work on the stage at Autosport International, where he interviewed the great and the good to thousands of visitors.

The news of his passing brought a huge outpouring of grief from across the motor racing family.

Henry Hope-Frost's top 10 moments on the Autosport stage

As well as his work with Autosport, Henry had been a regular fixture at Goodwood, and this meant he'd had dealings with just about everybody at some point in time.

As a life-long motorsport fan he was quite literally living the dream. He'd been expelled from Stowe School for repeatedly bunking off to watch cars testing at Silverstone, and this 'fever' for the sport made him an incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic journalist.

His love of all forms of motorsport was almost matched by his intolerance of poor grammar - he could spot a grocer's apostrophe at 100 paces.

With a wicked sense of humour, he was great company, but also a committed family man and Autosport sends its deepest condolences to Charlotte and his three young boys.

A tribute was organised at the final Formula 1 pre-season test at Barcelona, where a memorial photograph was taken in the paddock with many of Henry's friends and colleagues.

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