The police have confirmed they are treating the death of a High Wycombe man as ‘non-suspicious’ but ‘unexplained'. 

Edward ‘Eddie’ McDonald, who was homeless and would regularly sit outside the town’s branch of Iceland where he would speak to members of the public, died suddenly in the afternoon of Sunday, May 5 at the age of 57.

Thames Valley Police confirmed his body was found at the Old Tea Warehouse along Amersham Hill. 

Forensics were also spotted at the homeless shelter, where they remained for ‘several hours’ before leaving the building at roughly 1am on Monday, May 6. 

Following his passing, a shrine has been created in memory of the ‘old school gentleman’, outside his sitting spot, whilst a GoFundMe page has also been launched to cover the costs of his funeral.

Flowers, photos, monetary donations and Chelsea FC memorabilia have all been left by his impromptu memorial, whilst online tributes have reached more than 500 comments.

His former partner, Allison Rondel, exclusively told the Free Press: “We’ve had so much support come our way.

“Everyone who knew him, loved him.

“He was loved, and he didn’t know it.

“He didn’t know how much he was appreciated in the town.”