A councillor has died after being seriously ill with Covid-19.
Sandwell Council said Sandra Hevican, 55, had been in hospital for several weeks before her death.
She was first elected in 2014 and represented the Tividale ward.
The council said she was "a hardworking councillor, and a very good friend and a dear colleague to many people".
The MP for West Bromwich East, Nicola Richards, said in a tweet it was "really sad news" and her deepest condolences were with her friends and family.