A book of condolences has been set up in a Centra in Drumcondra in Dublin, for a popular shopkeeper who died suddenly last week.
Akram Hussein collapsed after chasing a shoplifter from his store on Sunday and died in the Mater Hospital a short time later.
A number of politicians and community members have paid tribute to Akram.
Maynooth University historian Elizabeth Boyle described him as a "pillar of the community" who brightened up her mornings.
I can't believe it. Akram, you brightened up my mornings. I'll miss the daily nagging about forgetting my coffee loyalty card. Condolences to all his friends, family & co-workers. Heartbreaking news. He was a pillar of the Drumcondra community. https://t.co/v3aWsW22gM
— Elizabeth Boyle (@thecelticist) April 4, 2021
Another Twitter user, remembered Akram for his kindness behind the shop till.
Heartbroken 💔 a huge loss to Drumcondra. The nicest man you could ever meet. Always so kind to Ben. Always perked me up when I went in on my way home after a long night shift. He was never without a smile. Rest in Peace Akram 💔 https://t.co/hR2PsGQCJW
— christine griffin (@lollypop_300) April 4, 2021
His body will be taken home to Bangladesh to his wife and 14-year-old son, where a burial is due to take place.
An online book of condolences is available on RIP.ie.