GLOWING tributes are being made to prominent Bradford charity campaigner Jed Din, who has sadly died aged 50.

Mr Din was a director of Bradford Hate Crime Alliance and Bradford City Centre Project, and died on Wednesday.

Countless messages were posted paying tribute to Mr Din on social media today and yesterday.

Sally Saffron said: "The world has lost a man with a heart as big as the ocean and made of gold. What a kind gentle soul he was."

Many people have also been paying tribute to former Carlton Bolling student Mr Din.

Cllr Richard Dunbar said: "Really sad to hear of the passing of Jed Din of the Bradford Hate Crime Alliance who did a massive amount of work fighting hate, protecting victims and bringing communities together."

Cllr Dunbar had been working with Mr Din for the past year after meeting at an event at Bradford City FC.

He said: "We have done work in the past year on LGBT rights.

"I did an event about a year ago with Bradford City about kicking homophobia and transphobia out of football, something he was interested in.

"We were in the process of creating an LGBT Strategic Forum. It was his idea that this and all kinds of abuse be combated.

"He did a massive amount of other stuff on homelessness and fighting for the for the rights of other groups.

"He was a gentleman and a massive influencer in Bradford on bringing communities together.

"He didn't go for the limelight, and was just bothered that people in Bradford could live together peacefully."

Cllr Ralph Berry added: "I'm so sorry to hear this. I met him through his work at the City Centre Project which supported vulnerable homeless young people, he had an amazing empathy for people in need and worked to turn their lives around. My thoughts are with his family."

Dermot Bolton described Mr Din as "committed, passionate, and smart".

He said: "Met him a few times and was very impressed.

"A real loss to Bradford and the fight against hate in the city."

Sarah Khan-Bashir said: "So very shocked and saddened to hear this. Worked with him many times.

"A man of integrity and good work ethic."

Sabbiyah Pervez added: "This is such sad news. He always talked with such passion about the issues he was working on. 

"What a loss for Bradford."

Brian Mitchell said: "There are no words that can articulate the profound sadness I feel. Heartbroken."