83-year-old Alphonse Farrugia, one of the best-known entrepreneurs in Hamrun, has passed away.

More widely known as Fonzu, Mr Farrugia was involved in the trade of alcoholic beverages, especially beer, and has touched the lives of many local couples who turned to his business for the supply of alcohol at their wedding celebrations.

He was a father of seven, and, the wider Hamrun community on Monday morning expressed sadness at the loss of the well-known figure.

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