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Journalist known for headline-writing ability dies aged 51

siddy shivdasaniA journalist known for his headline-writing who started out in the regional press has died aged 51.

Tributes have been paid to Siddy Shivdasani, who began his career on the South London Press in 1994.

Siddy, pictured, went on to The Voice, which caters for Britain’s black community, and Eastern Eye, which is primarily aimed at the country’s Asian community.

He then joined The Sun as a news sub-editor in 2002 after working at the News of the World.

In an obituary, The Sun said: “He quickly established himself as a talented member of our subbing team, particularly when it came to dreaming up headline ideas.

“Siddy was a loving and funny dad, keen Arsenal fan, author and a popular workmate with many friends in the newsroom.”

Former colleague Fran Goodman added: “He was a lovely guy with a huge heart.”

Siddy is survived by former wife Randip and their daughter Nanaki, 11. His family have asked for donations to Bipolar UK, World Wildlife Fund or Khalsa Aid to be made in his memory.