The owner of one of Britain’s largest club brands, AXM has died at the age of 49.
The owner of AXM, Haydn Pope has died after “losing his fight” with cancer according to a Facebook post on the company’s page posted over the weekend. He was 49.
Tributes have poured in via the company’s social networks, with many sharing their memories and stories of the man who has been part of the Manchester and Glasgow LGBT scene since 2004.
Mr Pope was listed as a co-director of the group that owned the AXM bar but resigned as a director late last year.
Gaydio’s morning team Chris and Emma, paid tribute to Mr. Pope saying that he was an amazing man, who was always supportive of Gaydio, especially in its early days.
Taking to AXM’s Facebook page, Scott posted:
With great sadness I have to share with you some very sad news. The owner of AXM, Haydn Pope, passed away peacefully this afternoon after losing his fight with cancer.
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family.
Today we lost an amazing man and a great friend.
The National Transgender Charity, Sparkle left a tribute to Mr Pope on their Facebook page describing a man who was “instrumental” in helping the charity’s success and praised his empowering nature. They described his passion for the Manchester Village as “beyond doubt”.