TRIBUTES have been paid to a builder and author who has died after a horrendous motorbike crash.

Colin Chapman, owner of CL Chapman Building Services on Canvey, died on Saturday after suffering severe injuries.


Devastated - Charlotte with Colin


Popular - Charlotte has paid tribute to Colin

The businessman, who shares five children with his partner Charlotte Rose, a sex worker and social influencer, was involved in a crash on the A127 on Wednesday at around 9am near the junction with the M25 on the Southend bound carriageway.

He suffered a crushed pelvis, a broken wrist, broken ribs, cracked chest bone and bleed on the brain.

Mr Chapman, 49, was taken to intensive care but on Sunday his partner shared the news that he had sadly died.

Ms Rose, 37, stated that his heart was struggling to cope with the trauma and his blood pressure had kept dropping.

Paying tribute to her partner, she said: “I’m absolutely heartbroken. The love of my life has left me. We had so many plans for our future together to the point I’m so lost.

“I feel like I can’t breathe, my heart hurts so much and my eyes are stinging, I’m stuck in a hole that feels like it’s swallowing me.

“Colin was my everything, he showed me what true love is, I love him so much. I don’t know how I’m going live my life without him.”

Friend Mark Hassell, from Pitsea, set up a GoFundMe page last week to help with Colin’s rehabilitation, which has raised nearly £4,000.

However, following his death, Mr Hassell said the funds will be used to help the family with funeral costs.

He said: “I would like to thank everyone who has donated. I want to continue this campaign to raise the initial target, so I can help Charlotte and his family towards laying my best friend to rest and with any financial support at this extremely sad time.

“I truly hope everyone that has supported so far are happy for me to continue this and give something back to a man that has given so much for others.”