Birmingham news Tributes pour in for city 'legend' after sudden death at just 42 MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Popular Mohammed Tabib was a regular fixture on the Soho Road and across the bus network, including in the Black Country
Breaking News ! Tributes have poured in for a Handsworth 'legend' who has passed away suddenly at the age of just 42. 'Deaf and proud' Mohammed Tabib was a regular fixture on the Soho Road, where residents knew him as a 'local treasure'. He was affectionately known by just his surname and would frequently travel around the region on the bus network, including in the Black Country. Tabib, who lived alone, often stayed with his elderly parents who have been left devastated by his sudden death on Monday, January 11. He is believed to have suffered a heart attack. Mohammed Tabib, who has died at the age of 42 His brother, who did not want to be named, told BirminghamLive: "Tabib was hugely popular in the community and much-loved by his family. "He was born with a hearing impairment and had lots of health issues and learning difficulties, but he was deaf and proud. "His normal routine was to have his breakfast then spend the day out and about, on public transport or just chatting to people up and down Soho Road. Read More Related Articles Man arrested on suspicion of preventing lawful burial after woman's body found in Handsworth Read More Related Articles The 120 postcodes in Birmingham, Black Country and West Midlands where Covid has surged "Everyone knew Tabib. He had so many friends up and down the country. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. If you ever met him, you never forgot him. "He was a really positive guy who hated sitting inside. He loved to be outside and was a massive presence in the community. "He was like a mascot for our area. He is gone too soon and will be missed so much. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now "He passed away suddenly on Monday, we believe he had a heart attack - he was absolutely fine before that." Tabib leaves behind his elderly parents and three brothers. Following his death, tributes poured in on social media. Friends called him 'legendary' and they said Handsworth 'would never be the same again'. In a statement on Facebook, Birmingham Deaf Community Group wrote: "Tabib was such a large character, we will never forget him. He had a great heart and was a really friendly person.
." Friend Mario Jabin wrote: "Rest easy king. The last message you told me was make sure I succeed in life and reach my full potential. Thank you for that and sorry to see you go. Miss you." Michelle Helsby added: "No, not Tabib. I've grown up with him, my kids have always known him to be around the area. So sad, heartbroken.
Mohammed Tabib who has died at the age of 42
"Condolences to the whole family and those who knew him. He was a true gentle legend." Sue Tycer wrote: "How extremely sad. He was such a colourful character and brightened my day when he used to visit West Bromwich bus station." Ali Roman wrote: "Handsworth has lost a local treasure. RIP." "Beautiful soul and such a gentle human being. Condolences to all his family and friends," Rachael Nicholls added.
Aminah Robinson commented: "Handsworth won't be the same without him." Another friend wrote: "He was a lovely soul and a unique character. My thoughts are with his family and friends. "I first met him in the early 90s when I was at Handsworth College and a trip to Soho Road was never complete without seeing him wandering about with a beautiful, big smile on his face, chatting to everyone. "I always admired his fearlessness and bumping into him never failed to brighten my day. RIP."
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