Sunderland has been lit up blue and orange in tribute to Hays Travel founder John Hays.
At dusk on Tuesday (24 November), Sunderland’s Northern Spire bridge, Penshaw Monument, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle, Beacon of Light and Keel Square, outside Hays Travel HQ, were lit to mark his passing.
Hays collapsed and died suddenly while at work on Friday (13 November). His funeral will be held on Wednesday (25 November) when the landmarks will again be lit from dusk until dawn in tribute.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: "It was a shock to so many people to hear of John’s death.
"It’s fitting that we have a visible tribute, and with a book of condolences, there is the opportunity to mark his passing in words."
Cllr Miller added: "John was always deeply loyal and committed to Sunderland and the north east region and we thank him for that.
"I know many other people feel the same, and he was loved and admired by many people in the city and beyond."
Hays was in 2016 awarded the freedom of the city of Sunderland in recognition of his services to the community.