Chris Bracey, the British artist and designer who owned one of the largest collections of neon signs and sculpture outside the US, has died aged 59.
Bracey, who ran the Gods Own Junkyard warehouse in Walthamstow in north east London, had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“Just wanna let you know I am actually in Gods Own Junk Yard,” read a message on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
Bracey’s wife and co-worker Linda said she had lost “a wonderful husband”.
“I am grateful for a long and loving marriage to a warm, talented, kind and funny man who has left the world a more colourful and vibrant place,” she said in a statement.
Chris Bracey: “A Walthamstow geezer who makes neon”
Source:: BBC Entertainment