UK diplomat, 37, dies in Hungary after catching coronavirus

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Steven Dick, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Budapest, is seen in this file picture. — Courtesy photo

BUDAPEST/LONDON — Deputy British ambassador to Hungary has died after contracting coroavirus.

Steven Dick, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Budapest, has died after contracting coronavirus, the Foreign Office said on Wednesday.

Steven Dick, the 37-year-old diplomat, died in Hungary on Tuesday,, the UK the Foreign Office said in a statement on Wednesday. Dick had served as Deputy British Ambassador to Hungary since December, Reuters reported citing the UK government’s website.

Parents of the deceased diplomat described him as “a much-loved son, grandson and nephew” who was “kind, funny and generous” in a public statement.

“It was always his dream to work for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and he was very happy representing our country overseas,” they said.

Mourning the death of a senior diplomat, the UK Foreign Office said: “We are devastated by his loss and ask for privacy at this tragic time and staff are deeply saddened.”

Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab described Dick as a “dedicated diplomat” who had ‘represented his country with great skill and passion.” — Agencies


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