Popular Knightsbridge Big Issue vendor Andrew Patrick has died

The 65-year-old passed away on Friday after health issues stopped him selling the magazine last summer

We are saddened to announce that much-loved Big Issue vendor Andrew Patrick has died.

The 65-year-old sold the magazine for many years outside Boots in Knightsbridge, West London.

But long-term health problems saw Andrew forced to give up selling the magazine last summer and he was taken into a nursing home. It was there that he died on March 2.


Our vendors buy every copy of the magazine from us for £1.25 and sell it on to you for £2.50. Which is why we ask you to ALWAYS take your copy of the magazine. We believe in trade not aid.

The Big Issue’s Sales and Operations team leader for London Lauren Neale said: “Andrew was always up for a chat and was always very cheery. He particularly liked talking about films and loved nothing more than to watch films on DVD. He will be greatly missed by everyone at The Big Issue.”

Andrew is the third Big Issue vendor to die in as many weeks after Paignton seller Tony Lucas and his Bath colleague Ivon Sanwell also passed away since February 19.