A LONG-SERVING tutor at York College has died suddenly, leaving staff and students "deeply saddened".

The college revealed the passing of Art & Design Tutor Ed Poxon in a posting on social media.

It said students and staff were deeply saddened to hear of his sudden death and sent sincere condolences to his family.

Offered opportunity by the Gazette & Herald to comment further, a spokeswoman said it did not wish to add to what had been posted.