The Big Issue is saddened to report that popular Bath vendor Stewart Frazer has died.
The 47-year-old, a well-known local character, had been selling The Big Issue around the city since 2016.
He was a qualified brick layer, turning to The Big Issue when he was unable to find work in the building trade.
Big Issue Bath sales and outreach worker Chris Taylor described the vendor as “likeable and quiet”.
The Big Issue magazine is a social enterprise, a business that reinvests its profits in helping others who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or whose lives are blighted by poverty.
Taylor added: “Stewart was well-liked by other vendors and the wider community.
“He was an Everton FC supporter and always put forward a sensible and rational argument in the vendors’ debates on football.”
The outreach worker added that the vendor “was always a friendly face in a sea of people” who will be missed by the people of Bath.
Three other Big Issue vendors have died in Bath in the last year: 52-year-old hero vendor Istvan Kakas, 56-year-old Ivon Sanwell (who took over Kakas’s Halfpenny Bridge pitch in the Widcombe area after his death), and 44-year-old “wickedly funny” Jo Jones.