Hundreds of people have taken to social media today to pay their tributes to Pep Fasulo, who had been associated with The Pizza House in Peterborough for almost 40 years.
Pep, 55, died in Peterborough City Hospital yesterday where he was being treated for kidney problems.
As brother Rinaldo broke the news this morning on the Peterborough Telegraph website, friends and customers from the Cowgate restaurant took to facebook and twitter.
Here is a selection:
Eric Winstone Very sad great guy who I taught at OLS
Sue Shore So sad, RIP Pep, lovely man, always knew my order as soon as I walked in xxx
Howard Piccaver Very sad news. Will be sadly missed. RIP Pep.
Angela L Cooper Oh.. so very very sad to be reading this.. a really lovely man. Condolences to Peps family. R.I.P Pep. X
Tim Davison So sorry to hear this - have many good memories of the Pizza House over the years and Pep was always a friendly smiling face whenever you went there - so sad at such a relatively young age too - RIP Pep and god bless the family
Vii Marques Oh no, very sad. He always had a welcoming smile everytime we went for a meal. May his soul rest in peace and condolences to the family
Deborah Bell Thinking of all family so sad he was a lovely person
Karla Smithies R. I. P. Sending healing to the family, my thoughts are with you.
Emma-Jane Scott so sad pep you were loved by so many.
Thinking of your family. God bless X
Joe Ilett R.I.P. Pep so shocked and saddened to hear this
Carol Rudd So sad so young !! ..RIP Pep x
Barrie Mcnamee Such sad news to here of Pepe dying RIP my friend very sad news
Sending love to all his family x
Trudy May No!! my Condolences to the Fasulo family x
Penny Brown Such sad news
Some fantastic memories made in the old pizza house x RIP Pepe x
Brahme Nissim RIP Pepe you will be sadly missed
Lisa McNamee RIP Pepe - great memories from 1986 onwards when we used to be in for late night pizzas.
Kim Groves R I P. Will be missed by many x