11/03/2014 07:00 GMT

Bob Crow Dies: Twitter Reaction From The Left And The Right

Nick Ansell/PA Wire
Union leader Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT union

From MPs to journalists, economists to trade unionists, people on Twitter came out in tribute to RMT leader Bob Crow, within minutes of the news of his death.

Mr Crow is believed to have suffered a fatal heart attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Those paying tribute included Labour MPs Tom Watson and John McDonnell, and Kevin Maguire, political editor of the Daily Mirror who knew the RMT leader well.

Many high-profile journalists and entertainment figures said they admired Crow's dedication to his cause.

Many paid tribute to a man dying at the age of 52, while maintaining they despised his politics, and the tube strikes he called.