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.

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