Coronavirus: grandfather of taxi driver dies after “9 dollar fare spit on him”

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A taxi driver died of a coronavirus after being spat on by a traveler who claimed to have the disease, said a family friend.

New grandfather Trevor Belle told his friend Damian Briggs that he was spit by the passenger who owed him only £ 9.

The passenger reportedly told Trevor, 61, “I have the coronavirus and now you have it too. “

After the Stratford incident in east London on March 22, Trevor began to feel sick with the symptoms of coronavirus.

He died at the Royal London Hospital on April 18 after being tested positive.

Briggs said, “A few days later, he was rushed to the hospital, spent three weeks fighting him, and unfortunately couldn’t make it to the end.”



Trevor had just become a grandfather

East London’s new grandfather died three days after his 61st birthday, and his friend added, “It is devastating that he saw him do his job.”

After her death, Mr. Belle’s blood was donated to research into the effects of covid-19 on people in BAME communities, said Briggs, paying tribute to his friend “unconditional supporter of Arsenal” .



He died a few days after his 61st birthday



He gave his blood to help other people BAME

He described them as “not blood brothers, but we are brothers”.

He said, “He likes the game, he likes Arsenal, he likes to support the fact that kids do very well in the game.

“He did a lot of volunteering. “



He was a staunch supporter of Arsenal



Trevor has been described as a jovial man

Briggs added, “The best way to describe Trev is just a jovial person who, as serious as life is, would always find a way to make you smile so you could get rid of your problem.

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“It was very rare for you to see something that bothered this guy.

“No matter how bad it was, he always found a way to laugh and laugh. “

A GoFundMe page for Mr Belle has now raised £ 6,000 – double his goal – to cover the costs of the funeral and “celebration of his life”.

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