Some tributes by former players and colleagues, including this by Darren Lehmann:
He was always interesting: he loves the game, enjoys umpiring and he is going to be sorely missed. He was a character in the game, and we are going to miss playing under him as an official. He was a very good umpire, one who you knew was going to make the right decisions. He was always in control of the game and was at the same time a stern umpire which is excellent when you are trying to control a bunch of international cricketers. I always kept him on [my] side and never played any jokes though I knew he loved his beer and we shared many evenings after the day’s play over drinks.