Tributes paid to 35 year old Sunderland A.F.C Employee who “lost his struggle with mental health”

Tributes have been paid to an employee of Sunderland A.F.C who has died at just 35 years of age.

Andrew Brady, from South Shields, who worked at the Stadium of Light, had according to his family, experienced a series of long term mental health challenges.

His passing was announced by his sister on social media, who paid tribute to him as an “an amazing brother, son, Daddy and uncle”, having left behind two young children.

Only days before his death, he had posed for a photo with SAFC Legend Jimmy Montgomery.

Now, a fundraiser has been created in his memory, and on behalf of his family to help cover his funeral costs. It states:

“No mother should ever have to bury their child therefore I am setting up this page to help my mam and take away some of the added stress and financial burden of planning a funeral.

Our hearts are breaking but we as a family feel Andrew deserves the best send off we can give him.

Any amount big or small will be greatly appreciated.”