02/06/2015 08:35 BST | Updated 02/06/2015 08:59 BST

Charles Kennedy Reveals Gonzo Is His Favourite Muppet In Brilliant 2004 Letter

Tributes to Charles Kennedy have been pouring in since the announcement of his untimely death at the age of 55.

A running theme amongst all of the them is simply what a genuinely nice guy the ex-Lib Dem leader was.

But perhaps the tweet that really sums it all up is this one from Phil Lucas who wrote to him in 2004 with a rather odd question...

Politicians are busy people - after all running the country is a pretty demanding job - yet he still found time to pen this pretty superb letter.

It reads...

"Dear Mr Lucas," Kennedy writes on House of Commons headed paper.

"Thank you for you kind letter of support and question regarding the Muppets. I am very sorry about the delay in replying.

"In response to your question I would like to say that my favourite Muppet is Gonzo. Even though he is blue he is a nice guy.

He adds: "Thanks once again for you letter and best wishes."

Bravo Mr Kennedy, bravo...