Police probe death of artist Hockney's aide
Police investigating how artist David Hockney's assistant died after taking ill at the painter's home are awaiting the results of a post-mortem.
Tributes have been paid to Dominic Elliott (23), who died after he was taken to hospital from Hockney's house in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
Keen sportsman Mr Elliott worked as a personal assistant to the 75-year-old. He has also been the subject of more than one Hockney portrait. Police said the circumstances of his death are "not clear". Mr Elliott died at Scarborough General Hospital on Sunday after he was brought in by a friend.
It is understood that friend is not Hockney, who is said to be very upset by Mr Elliott's death.
Hockney, known for works including 'A Bigger Splash', is sometimes referred to as Britain's greatest living artist.