The British construction worker apparently killed by terrorists in Nigeria was denied the chance to meet his first grandchild, his family said yesterday.
Brendan Vaughan, 55, was due to become a grandfather with the birth of a baby girl in May, but the “lovable rogue” never had the chance.
The Briton is believed to have been murdered – with six other foreigners – at the hands of captors on Sunday.
The family of Mr Vaughan, who was from Rothwell, Leeds, said he was a man who “lived his life to the full”.
In a statement released through the Foreign Office, they said: “He was a loved father, brother and fiancé who was tragically killed on 10 March, 2013. He has been deprived of meeting his first grandchild, a baby girl to be born in May. Brendan may be gone but will be never forgotten.”