A press photographer covering Andy Murray’s wedding has died after falling ill during a rehearsal for the ceremony.
Gordon Jack was seen falling as photographers gathered to take shots of the former Wimbledon champion leaving Dunblane Cathedral following the final wedding preparations last week.
The 47-year-old reportedly suffered a heart attack and hit his head on a grave stone. He was treated at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Lambert but died on Saturday afternoon.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “Totally devastated to hear about the death of Gordon Jack. A lovely man and a great photographer. My thoughts with his family & colleagues.“
Mr Jack ran a photo agency in West Lothian and was married with two daughters and a son. In one of his last photo tweets, he showed a shot of the cathedral bathed in sunshine and said ‘hope the weather holds’.
Murray married long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in his hometown as crowds lined the street to get a glimpse of the happy couple.
Alasdair Baird, picture editor of the Daily Record newspaper in Scotland, said: “Gordon was an outstanding photographer and journalist who was loved and respected in equal measure by his colleagues. He was equally comfortable covering a warzone or a fashion shoot. His passing is a great loss to our industry and he will be sorely missed by all that knew him.”Reuse content