Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Alex Was Larger Than Life, a Million Times as Naughty; MUM PAYS HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO VICTIM OF A1 ACCIDENT

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Alex Was Larger Than Life, a Million Times as Naughty; MUM PAYS HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO VICTIM OF A1 ACCIDENT

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Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk

HE was incredibly handsome and liked anything fast, but now Alex Henderson's heartbroken mum is paying tribute after he died in an horrific road accident.

Alex was travelling on the A1 near Felton in Northumberland on April 4 when his black BMW crashed with an HGV and careered into a field.

The 28-year-old was taken to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington where he died of multiple injuries.

His family and friends have told how the man with the "brightest smile" will be missed.

Mum Lesley, 61, of Widdrington, Northumberland, said: "Alex was larger than life itself and a million times as naughty. His Facebook profile read 'live every day like it's your last. You only get one shot'. I remember it freaking me out when I read it originally, but never believing for one minute it would come true.

"He was the bloody James Dean of Widdrington. Everybody knew him. Everybody loved him, but none more than me, I was his Mother Goose. If I could just hear my door open one more time to the shout of 'Oi Oi Mother Goose.' ".

"He was outrageously handsome and could twist me around his little finger, but he was also a bugger, if I'm allowed to say that.

"I know that he knows I loved him desperately and unconditionally. I will never ever spend a day when he does not come into my mind."

Dad-of-two Alex adored his children Kacey, six, and Brooklyn, two, along with his partner Alice, 24, who he recently reunited with.

And a GoFundMe page was set up to raise money to send Lesley, Alice and the children on a break to spend time together after the funeral.

The goal was PS1,500 and it shot past its target within days, reaching PS1,740.

Alex, of Alnwick, had a passion for cars and anything dangerous and his friends organised a car cruise from Tesco in Kingston Park Newcastle, heading north up the A1 at 50mph, past the crash scene and into Alnwick Homebase. …

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