Charles Kennedy, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, passed away at his home in Scotland on Monday night at the age of 55.
As news of his death was shared, tributes poured in from across the political spectrum.
Here's what they had to say:
Tim Farron, Lib Dem MP:
I am utterly heartbroken. I've lost my mate. He was such a decent man. And we all know the troubles he had had but he has been a loyal and decent friend, a superb member of parliament and Britain has lost an absolute giant today.
Lord Ashdown, Lib Dem peer:
It’s not an age hugely overburdened with either gaiety or good sense, but Charles brought us decency, principle, judgement, and above all charm and wit. And it’ll be a loss to all of us.
On form and on song, he was by a mile in my view, the best of us.