TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular local busker who died after suffering a stroke.

Paul Foster, who used to sing in Colchester's town centre, died on July 18.

It is believed Paul was in his fifties and was a well-known face around town.

A number of tributes have been posted for Paul around Colchester, with one being placed in Trinity Square, near Colchester Library.

A music tribute event is being held at the Victoria Inn in North Station Road.

It will take place from 3pm on Sunday.

The event, called ‘Busking and BBQ’, invites musicians to come along to the pub and perform.

All proceeds raised will go to the Stroke Association and the stroke unit at Colchester General Hospital.