Messages of love have been pouring in for former councillor and creator of Barnet Bugle, Daniel Hope.
Mr Hope has died from a serious illness at the age of 44.
Daniel Hope worked as councillor for Brunswick Park ward in Barnet until 2006.
He then changed careers, and created the online blog, the Barnet Bugle.
Conservative Councillor Joan Scannell sent an email breaking the news to colleagues.
She said: "I have just received the very sad news that Daniel Hope, after a period of serious illness, has passed away."
People have been sharing tributes to their friend, councillor, and colleague on social media:
Awaiting further details on some very sad news regarding local Tory blogger Dan Hope/Barnet Bugle. We'll miss you, Dan.— Mrs Angry (@BrokenBarnet) January 11, 2017
Shocked, devastated to hear of death of Daniel Hope, former Barnet cllr and man behind @barnetbugle. A mensch who was always fair and honest— Marcus Dysch (@MarcusDysch) January 12, 2017
So sad about death of Dan Hope @barnetbugle . We were in different political parties but worked together on anti-racism since mid 1990's— Jeremy Newmark (@Jeremy_Newmark) January 12, 2017
Devastated about sad passing of @barnetbugle, advisor, mentor and true friend. I will miss you and condolences to your dear mother & family— Mark Shooter (@mshooter) January 11, 2017