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The Chase's Paul Sinha has lead tributes for a contestant named Peter Green, who sadly died in a house fire earlier this year.
It was reported by the Eastern Daily Press that the Green died in the blaze on June 27 at his home.
Green appeared on Monday's episode (September 20) alongside fellow contestants Tom, Estelle and Jessica.
Sinha wrote on Twitter: "Saddened to hear that Pete from today's Chase has since passed away in horrible circumstances.
A true gentleman, a warm, engaging and thoroughly entertaining opponent."
Saddened to hear that Pete from today's Chase has since passed away in horrible circumstances. A true gentleman, a warm, engaging and thoroughly entertaining opponent.
- Paul Sinha (@paulsinha) September 20, 2021
The Chaser's heartfelt message triggered a reaction of condolences, with one of Sinha's followers replying: "Pete was the Town Crier and lived about 500m from my house.
"It was a great shock to the local community. He had a great send-off with a horse-drawn procession through the town centre, with his family and Steam Punk friends following."
To which, Sinha responded: "That is really lovely to hear, Audrey. X."
Another local Twitter user wrote: "This man was well known in a local town and sadly passed away in a house fire a few months ago."
Someone else wrote: "What a loss.
"He seemed a character and the chase was one of the best."
A fourth user added: "Ahh so very sad, I watched this evening and seemed a lovely chap and character."
Whilst a final user said: "That's so sad-what a character from my neck of the woods."
Green was known to some as Pete Travis and served as Wymondham's town crier. He also became a history-making councillor when he was elected to the town council in 2019.
The 72-year-old ended up representing a political party of his own founding.
Green's family paid tribute via a statement and said: "You touched so many lives and leave us all with the fondest memories, which will carry us through the tough times ahead.
"A much-loved character across Wymondham, re-enactment and steampunk communities to name but a few.
"Father of four, grandfather to eight, and companion to Kiki the Jack Russell. You will be sorely missed."
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