Tributes pour in for popular Edinburgh Locksmith David Rose who tragically died on holiday

Tributes have been left outside Castle Keyz & Fobz on Leith Walk 
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Floral tributes have been placed outside a Leith Walk locksmiths following news that its ‘one of a kind’ manager has tragically died on holiday.

David Rose, who ran Castle Keyz & Fobz on Albert Street for the last two years, died last week whilst on the holiday of a lifetime in Asia. It is understood the ‘one of a kind’ 56-year-old died of a heart attack.

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His friend of 27 years, Scott Codona, better known as ‘Scott Keyz’ shared kind words of his long-time friend and colleague. Scott said: “I have the heaviest of hearts right now, sleep tight David Rose, you were one of a kind and one I’ll never forget. See you on the other side xxx.”

Many others who knew David have shared moving tributes online with others placing flowers where he worked. One note outside the Leith Walk shop reads: “R.I.P my good friend.”

Sharing a message on social media, one person said: “He was such a character and had time for everyone who passed through his door. He treated every customer like an old friend and you could end up staying in the shop long after you'd gotten your key back. He was so buzzing to go to Asia he was telling everyone who would listen I think! R.I.P.”

One fellow Leith Walk business shared a message online about the popular ‘character.’ The Leith Walk Police Box wrote: “So very sorry to hear about our neighbour over the Walk - David from Castle Keys & Fobs. He was such a character who worked so hard in his great wee business but who knew how to live life to the full.”

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Originally from Leeds, David moved to Edinburgh 27 years ago and was known as a ‘gentleman’ and ‘lovely man’ by many. Another added on social media the 56-year-old was ‘such a kind and generous person’ with another adding ‘David will be missed by many, he was a lovely guy.’

Castle Keyz & Fobz will remain closed until further notice.


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