JEREMY Clarkson paid tribute to a Top Gear fan who died after a battle with Leukaemia.
The Grand Tour host, 58, said Alex Mills – otherwise known as Twitter user Viper007Bond – was “important” to the Top Gear family and was partly behind its success.
PA:Press Association Jeremy Clarkson paid tribute to a Top Gear fan who died last week following a two-year battle with Leukaemia
Alex – who hailed from Portland, Oregon – had been fighting the disease for two years before passing on February 27.
After learning of his fan’s death yesterday, Jeremy tweeted: “I hear Viper007Bond has died of leukaemia. My condolences to his family.
“He was important to the success of Top Gear. I listened to him.”
Jeremy’s sentiment was echoed by thousands of other Twitter users, with one declaring he had left “one hell of a legacy”.
TWITTER The star shared this heartfelt message on Twitter
The web developer ran Top Gear’s biggest fan forum, FinalGear.
His family announced his death on his personal blog last month, writing: “Alex was with his family when he passed peacefully earlier today, Wednesday, February 27th.
“We would like to thank everyone across the globe for their love and support.
“It meant a lot to us and Alex to hear from so many people. He really enjoyed reading all of the comments, letters, and cards.
TWITTER Jeremy said Alex Mills was ‘important’ to Top Gear’s success
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“We’re so grateful for the time we had with him. He will be missed.”
As well as Jeremy, Alex seemed to have another famous fan in Barrack Obama as the former US President also follows him on Twitter.
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