Andy Seward, Olympic torchbearer with Parkinson's, dies
A sports coach with Parkinson's disease who was chosen as an Olympic torchbearer has died.
Andy Seward, 67, of Ashburton, Devon, was helped from his wheelchair to carry the flame in Braunton in May.
Mr Seward coached football in Devon, set up a sports institute in Papua New Guinea and organised the South Pacific Games in 1991.
A family statement said Mr Seward had died at home with his wife and family by his side.
"He was fortunate enough to have the privilege of carrying the Olympic torch, impacting on many people when he managed to get out of his wheelchair and walk a section of the relay in Braunton, north Devon," the statement said.
"Andy's passion was sport and helping people achieve their very best.
"Being involved in the Olympic Torch relay was a reward that was wholeheartedly appreciated and deserved."