From Gabrielle Lambert

I've just received Hazel's news about Ali and am so very sad for you and your family but also for all of us who knew him. Ali was a lovely person, so open, friendly, funny. I have been with WLOS for about ten years so knew Ali over several shows and parties! I remember him best during My Fair Lady when he played the angry neighbour in his nightgown. He stole the show. (I was his fellow angry neighbour from a window so had a good view of his acting!)

I have lost several people I have loved and who were very, very close to me and can fully appreciate your emotions. I wish you and your family strength to get through these early difficult days and going forward to cope with that gap in your family.

Best wishes