TRIBUTES continued to flood in throughout the weekend as the city mourns for the restaurant owner and prominent charity fundraiser Sue Addis.

Brighton and Hove Albion players wore black armbands in their FA Cup game against Newport County last night in memory of Ms Addis, who was a major supporter of the club.

On Friday, The Argus set up an online Book of Condolence so people could leave messages and their memories of Sue, at a time when loved ones cannot gather and pay their respects in person amid the pandemic.

Heartfelt messages came in from friends and former colleagues from far and wide.

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Writing from Australia, Karl Heyman said: “Even though I live in Oz, I have many strong positive memories of Sue and the support she gave to improving our environment. 

“Whether it be through supporting charities, fundraising or brightening up the city centre with her hanging baskets through Brighton and Hove in Bloom (where we both worked together on this).

"She will be sorely missed by me and many others.”

The Argus: Sue Addis and family when Donatello sponsored the dugouts at Brighton and Hove AlbionSue Addis and family when Donatello sponsored the dugouts at Brighton and Hove Albion

Ian Wilson knew Sue for more than 40 years.

He wrote: “She was always a welcoming restaurateur and very good at it. She had a great sense of humour and a lovely throaty laugh.

"A great loss to the community.”

Steve Piper, who formerly ran the Brighton Centre, described Sue’s “generosity of spirit”, while a former colleague Heather Wright said she was “an inspiration”

Heather wrote: “Juggling home and work, she was respected by everyone and she had such a fun side to her and a wicked sense of humour.

“She was a true matriarch and her family meant everything to her. Her boys were her world and she was a fantastic mother above all else.”

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said many people in Brighton are “heartbroken” at the news of the 69-year-old's death. 

She wrote: “Sue was such a special presence in the city, her passion for this place and its people was infectious, and her kindness legendary.

“My thoughts are with her family and all who knew and loved her.”

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Ambrose Harcourt, vice president of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice near Arundel, described Sue as “warm, friendly and charitable”.

In an online tribute he wrote: “I have found it really difficult to process what has happened to Sue since I learned the news.

The Argus: Sue Addis at a Dapper and Diamonds eventSue Addis at a Dapper and Diamonds event

“I have known her for many years. What a lovely charitable lady, with her support for many charities, especially Chestnut Tree House in the early days.

“We got on extremely well and I will miss her.

"This is a huge loss for those of us who knew her, and for Brighton and Hove.”