A HOMELESS Harlow man, who for a long time lived in his car in Church Langley, has died.
It is understood that Hamid Farahi died in a motel during the freak cold weather this week.
He was 55 years old.
Hamid had become a well known figure to many customers of Tesco’s in Church Langley, as his car sat just outside the car park.
He developed a good relationship with many members of the public, and their kindness and lack of judgement was well received by a man who’s circumstances were a sad reflection of a successful past.
Hamid’s kind nature led to him being the focus of a Gofundme campaign that hoped to raise enough money to house him over the Christmas period.
The campaign eventually raised over £700, easily exceeding its £500 target.
The founder of the Gofundme campaign, who wishes to remain anonymous, expressed his gratitude to Your Harlow for helping to raise awareness for Hamid.
He said: ‘It is of some comfort to know that Hamid died in the relative comfort of a hotel rather than outside in his car during this bitter weather. I am grateful to everyone who donated to the cause, thank you for allowing Hamid some additional comfort over the Christmas period.’
In recent times, Harlow charity, Street2Homes had managed to find a roof for Hamid and helped him engage with a number of services.
A spokesperson for Street2Homes said: “We are all shocked here. Hamid had only recent started engaging with us.”
The date of Hamid’s funeral has not yet been released.