TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved headmaster who died suddenly at the age of just 48.

Matthew Armstrong worked at The King’s School, Worcester, and inspired many pupils and staff.

Readers have reacted on the Worcester News Facebook page.

Candice Gordon said: “Matthew will be sorely missed by parents, pupils and faculty alike.

“A leader with vision who had time for each student.

“My children were blessed to be governed under his guidance.”

Adam Gale said: “ A one hundred per cent genuine guy who would always stop and say hello, ask how you were and actually be interested in what you had to say.

“He will be missed.”

Andrew Parrish said: “A really lovely guy who I have no doubt will be very sadly missed by many.”

Essie Sarah said: “I didn’t know him personally but he has always spoken at events that we have been to at the school.

“Always friendly and polite - so very sad.”

Lisa Irwin said: “Awful news reading about a young life lost.

“Condolences to his family.”

James Hughes said: “A fine man, utterly devoted to King’s and everything it stands for.

“My heart goes out to his family and the whole King’s community.”

Maria Masters said: “Seemed a lovely gentleman when I met him.

“I’m so sorry for his family.”

Jez Cole said: “ Sad news and my condolences to his family.”

Emma Butcher said: “Sad information for all the King’s community to receive.

“He was a well respected man Always friendly.

“Thoughts go out to his family.”