Yusuf Hossany dies after falling from a ladder while decorating in Hailsham

A man has died after falling from a ladder while decorating.

Yusuf Hossany was critically injured after he fell off a ladder in Diplock Way, Hailsham, while decorating just before 4pm on Saturday.

Mr Hossany, 62, of Chestnut Close, Hailsham, was taken to the Royal London Hospital with life threatening injuries. He died there on Sunday, police said today.

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.

The Argus is compiling tributes to Mr Hossany.

If you would like to pay tribute to him email Anna Roberts or leave a tribute below.

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11:44pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Saumtally says...

I am still shocked and saddened about the sudden demise of Yusuf. I have known him for over fifty years. He was like a big brother to me. I have so many happy memories of Yusuf which I will reflect back on to keep me going. My memories of Yusuf go back to Mauritius in tiny villages like Rose-Belle and L’Escalier. The frequent trips to fresh water rivers, catching those prawns and picking juicy mangoes and wild pineapples are just a few things we used to do on weekend and school holidays. Our dads would often ask us to pay visits to our sugar cane fields either to check on the workers or guard the hundreds of tomato plants from opportunist help-yourself sort of thing. I have a vivid memory of Yusuf when he once accompanied us to an organised trip to the local sugar cane factory. Because he was a little bit older than us, he made sure that we were behaving ourselves and not doing anything that can bring harm to us. From Mauritius to the Uk, my bond with Yusuf became even stronger. Whenever we called each other you can guarantee that no one will be able to use that phone for an hour at least. One day I jokingly complained of muscle ache for holding the phone over an hour, he immediately told me that I was not fit and should join him in playing badminton. It was on offer that I never followed up since I was aware that he was winning all his games against much younger opponents. Yusuf worked very hard all his life, mechanic garage, Nursing Home, MoT station, he was a true jack of all trades. We shall miss him. The toughest part of an unexpected death is not having the opportunity to say goodbye. I encountered the most difficult moment of my life when I had to take the plunge and step foot in the ICU unit where he was battling for his life. He was a good man and totally deserves paradise. His family will always have my 101% support whenever they need it and that is a promise.

Khalid Saumtally
I am still shocked and saddened about the sudden demise of Yusuf. I have known him for over fifty years. He was like a big brother to me. I have so many happy memories of Yusuf which I will reflect back on to keep me going. My memories of Yusuf go back to Mauritius in tiny villages like Rose-Belle and L’Escalier. The frequent trips to fresh water rivers, catching those prawns and picking juicy mangoes and wild pineapples are just a few things we used to do on weekend and school holidays. Our dads would often ask us to pay visits to our sugar cane fields either to check on the workers or guard the hundreds of tomato plants from opportunist help-yourself sort of thing. I have a vivid memory of Yusuf when he once accompanied us to an organised trip to the local sugar cane factory. Because he was a little bit older than us, he made sure that we were behaving ourselves and not doing anything that can bring harm to us. From Mauritius to the Uk, my bond with Yusuf became even stronger. Whenever we called each other you can guarantee that no one will be able to use that phone for an hour at least. One day I jokingly complained of muscle ache for holding the phone over an hour, he immediately told me that I was not fit and should join him in playing badminton. It was on offer that I never followed up since I was aware that he was winning all his games against much younger opponents. Yusuf worked very hard all his life, mechanic garage, Nursing Home, MoT station, he was a true jack of all trades. We shall miss him. The toughest part of an unexpected death is not having the opportunity to say goodbye. I encountered the most difficult moment of my life when I had to take the plunge and step foot in the ICU unit where he was battling for his life. He was a good man and totally deserves paradise. His family will always have my 101% support whenever they need it and that is a promise. Khalid Saumtally Saumtally

12:26am Thu 19 Dec 13

tykemison says...

A lovely tribute Mr Saumtally, my deepest condolence's for this horrific loss, he would be proud of your beautiful words.
A lovely tribute Mr Saumtally, my deepest condolence's for this horrific loss, he would be proud of your beautiful words. tykemison

2:46pm Fri 20 Dec 13

mickyboy67 says...

I just found this out when I called to book my car in for an MOT and I'm so shocked. He was a really decent bloke, always very friendly and good at his job. He took the dread out of getting your car MOT'd, something I thought was impossible!
Our thoughts are with his family. RIP X
I just found this out when I called to book my car in for an MOT and I'm so shocked. He was a really decent bloke, always very friendly and good at his job. He took the dread out of getting your car MOT'd, something I thought was impossible! Our thoughts are with his family. RIP X mickyboy67

2:30pm Sat 21 Dec 13

yousouf7861@gmail.com says...

I still can't believe Yusuf is no longer with us. We met for the last time at my daughter's wedding. That was the last time we all got together. We cracked a few jokes. He used to jokingly mention his youthful good looks. He will be missed.
I still can't believe Yusuf is no longer with us. We met for the last time at my daughter's wedding. That was the last time we all got together. We cracked a few jokes. He used to jokingly mention his youthful good looks. He will be missed. yousouf7861@gmail.com

10:16pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Saumtally says...

http://www.sussex.fu
ndraiseairambulance.
co.uk/yusuf_hossany

Please Please Please, you can access Yusuf Hossany's donation page by accessing the above hyperlink. At the moment we are promotion this worthy cause through Facebook and word of mouth. With your support we can break the barrier and reach a wider audience and of course lift the ceiling. Many thanks..............


Khalid Saumtally
http://www.sussex.fu ndraiseairambulance. co.uk/yusuf_hossany Please Please Please, you can access Yusuf Hossany's donation page by accessing the above hyperlink. At the moment we are promotion this worthy cause through Facebook and word of mouth. With your support we can break the barrier and reach a wider audience and of course lift the ceiling. Many thanks.............. Khalid Saumtally Saumtally

10:28pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Saumtally says...

http://www.sussex.fu
ndraiseairambulance.
co.uk/yusuf_hossany

A quick guide how to access the above address. Select the above address by highlighting all of the above address, Once highlighted, right click on the address and copy and paste it on your browser address bar and hit enter.

Any amount will be appreciated .

Khalid Saumtally
http://www.sussex.fu ndraiseairambulance. co.uk/yusuf_hossany A quick guide how to access the above address. Select the above address by highlighting all of the above address, Once highlighted, right click on the address and copy and paste it on your browser address bar and hit enter. Any amount will be appreciated . Khalid Saumtally Saumtally

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