Steven Dick, 37, British Deputy Ambassador to Hungary, died on March 24 at a hospital in the capital Budapest after being infected with Covid-19.
According to the BBC, it is not clear if Dick has any underlying medical condition, but British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said he was “deeply saddened” by the deputy ambassador’s death.
“Steven is a devoted diplomat and represents his country with great skill and passion,” said Raab.
“He will be remembered by everyone who knows him and has worked with him,” Mr. Raab added.
British Ambassador to Hungary, Ian Lindsay, said he had been working with Mr. Dick since October 2019. Lindsay and his team at the British embassy in Hungary are saddened by Mr. Dick’s departure.
“Steven is a dear colleague and friend who has made a strong impression in Hungary since his arrival here in October last year, with his personal warmth and absolute professionalism, as well as his ability speak excellent Hungarian, “said Lindsay.
Before becoming the British ambassador to Hungary, Mr. Dick worked at the British embassies in Kabul, Afghanistan and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Hungary has so far recorded 226 cases of Covid-19 and Mr. Dick is one of 10 deaths due to virus in the country.