Alison Brown: ‘Ray of light’ Cartoon Museum employee dies with Covid-19 aged 39


he front of house manager at London’s Cartoon Museum is among the latest victims to have died with Covid in the capital.

Alison Brown, 39, had worked at the museum in Fitzrovia for 14 years where she was described as “a ray of light” welcoming visitors.

She was admitted to hospital last month with a stomach infection and had been recovering on a ward. 

She was diagnosed with Covid-19 on January 9 but had texted friends and colleagues to say she felt fine. 

However, her condition deteriorated and she died on January 14.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, she studied photography at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and joined the Cartoon Museum in 2006. The museum shows the best of cartoon and comic art form around the globe.

Her partner Alan wrote in a tribute on the cartoon and comic fans Bleeding Cool website: “I probably could say a whole essay about Ali. She was the ray of light for everyone with the good fortune to know her … she was the kindest, happiest and most wonderful soul I have ever met.”

The Cartoon Museum said: “Alison will be much missed by the team and the cartoon and comic family.”


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