It's with great regret that we announce the sudden death of Councillor Barrie Price. He was 66 and died yesterday after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Plaid's group leader on Wrecsam Council Marc Jones said:
"Everybody in Plaid Cymru knew Barrie and will be stunned to hear of his sudden and untimely death. He was a vice president of the party for many years and a long-standing activist. He was deputy leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Wrecsam Council and a very able councillor for Rhiwabon.
"He was incredibly dedicated to his community, to his family and to the cause of Welsh freedom. Through thick and thin, Barrie was one of a small band of campaigners who finally got his reward in 2008 when he was elected as a county councillor.
"He had real passion and commitment to the cause, but he was also unfailingly polite and ready to see both sides of an argument. I can't remember a day when Barrie didn't have a smile on his face and that is how we should remember him."
Our party, this council and Wales will miss him immensely. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Elaine, his children and grandchildren, who meant the world to him.
UPDATE: Some comments from the Leader website sum him up perfectly: