from Emma Allotey

I am so so sorry to hear about the death of Ali and wish to send my deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of Ali: he was a sensitive, thoughtful, extremely kind and very sociable person. I've known him since the late 90s and we kept in touch during his time up north and went he returned to London. We had long conversations about politics, love and art, and his sense of decency and love of justice and equality were apparent. I've downloaded a couple of photos when he came to my birthday party in 2009 and he danced the night away and flirted outrageously! I saw him perform in My fair lady summer 2010 and he was fantastic, was clearly having the time of his life. I'll miss him. Emma Allotey