The deputy British ambassador to Hungary has died after contracting coronavirus as his parents pay tribute to their ‘funny and generous’ son.
Steven Dick, 37, is understood to have died yesterday after getting the disease, as reported by The Guardian.
Mr Dick became Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Hungary in December 2019.
In a statement, his parents Steven and Carol Dick said: ‘Steven was a much-loved son, grandson and nephew. He was kind, funny and generous.
‘It was always his dream to work for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and he was very happy representing our country overseas.
‘We are devastated by his loss and ask for privacy at this tragic time.’
He started his career in 2005 with the Bank of Scotland as a Graduate Trainee, where he spent three years, before moving on to the Migration Directorate at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The 37-year-old then took a year out to learn Arabic, before being based at the British Embassy at Riyadh.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: ‘I am desperately saddened by the news of Steven’s death and my heart goes out to his parents Steven and Carol.
‘Steven was a dedicated diplomat and represented his country with great skill and passion. He will be missed by all those who knew him and worked with him.’
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