Thursday, March 26, 2020

Deputy British ambassador to Hungary dies of coronavirus

Steven Dick the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest has died after contracting coronavirus, the Foreign Office has said.

The 37-year-old died on Tuesday in Hungary.

He had served as Deputy British Ambassador to Hungary since December, according to a biography published on the UK government's website.

In a statement, his parents Steven and Carol Dick said: "Steven was a much-loved son, grandson and nephew. He was kind, funny and generous.


"It was always his dream to work for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and he was very happy representing our country overseas.

"We are devastated by his loss and ask for privacy at this tragic time."

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: "I am desperately saddened by the news of Steven's death and my heart goes out to his parents Steven and Carol.

"Steven was a dedicated diplomat and represented his country with great skill and passion. He will be missed by all those who knew him and worked with him."

Before taking up his post in Hungary, Mr Dick had roles at the British Embassies in Kabul and Riyadh, and was most recently head of corporate strategy and governance at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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