The funeral for Margate man Dean Hollett, who died last month after contracting covid, will be held on April 27.
Dean, brother of Thanet comedian Lloyd Hollett, was just 50 when he passed away.
The service will be held at noon at St John’s Church, Victoria Road, Margate followed by a burial -for close friends and family- at Margate Cemetery.
There will be a celebration of Dean’s Life from 2pm at Lester’s pub in Ramsgate Road.
Anyone who wishes to send floral tributes, please send to Aston Walker Undertakers. 255 Northdown Road, Cliftonville.
Alternatively, donations in memory of Dean can be made to mental health charity ‘Mind’ online at https://memoryspace.mind.org.uk/MemorySpace/DeanHollett or there will be a donation box on the day.
A family tribute to Dean says: “Dean was a kind, caring and beautiful human being who was taken from us so suddenly at the age of 50. He dedicated so much of his life to help others by raising awareness for mental health.
“His Instagram page @mentalhealthaware had almost 16k followers alone, with Dean aiming to end the ‘stigma of mental health’ by posting inspirational quotes.
“The realisation of Dean no longer being around is too hard to contemplate, but this (memory space) page will help his memory live on forever.
“Since the 80s Dean was a big fan of the legendary pop group T’Pau. So much so that in recent years he ran the group’s Facebook page with all posts verified by Carol Decker herself. They formed a great bond over the years and Dean was respected by everyone in the T’Pau community.
“Mental health awareness meant a lot to Dean and by creating (the memory space) page it will ensure that all of his hard and tireless work for others will not be for nothing.”
Really sad to hear this. I worked with Dean for several years. He was a really nice person.
My condolences to his family.