Tributes are pouring in for well-known veteran entertainer, Alvon Collison.

In theatre circles he was known as the ‘King of Cabaret’ who became a household name in the 1970s.

One of Collison’s award winning performances included his role as Pharoah in music stage production, Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat.

The Collison’s long-time friend and fellow artist, Alistair Izobell, has fond memories of the entertainer.

“An absolute lover of life and absolute lover of his fellow human beings  and  it was just a joy not only to work with him it was a joy to be his friend  and to experience this special spirited person the many laughs and visits with him and the many lessons over the years. This special special human being  that  leaves a legacy forever and a footprint of smiles and a wonderful wonderful wonderful  memory of someone that we all should aspire to be like.”