University of Lincoln lecturer dies ‘with symptoms of coronavirus’

Clive Kettley passed away yesterday morning

A senior lecturer at the University of Lincoln, Clive Kettley, sadly passed away yesterday morning (Tuesday 31st).

The cause of death is yet to be confirmed by health officials, however a close colleague has said that Mr Kettley was suffering from symptoms consistent with coronavirus.

Clive Kettley worked at the Lincoln International Business School and taught financial management accountancy at the university for 10 years. He had also previously taught at Lincoln College, and in prison education.

The lecturer was teaching online up until last Wednesday, and was loved by his students and colleagues alike.

The University of Lincoln has said: “The University of Lincoln can confirm that a much loved, and a long term member of teaching staff has sadly passed away.”

“They will be sorely missed and the whole of the University of Lincoln community, staff and students, send their condolences to the family and friends of our dear colleague at this very difficult time.”

An email sent by one of his colleagues read: “Our colleague Clive Kettley passed away this morning, after being taken ill over the weekend with symptoms of coronavirus.”

“His underlying health problems meant that he lost an unequal battle against the disease.”

“As many of you have already noted, when you heard of his illness and who passed on their best wishes to him, he was such a popular member of our co0mmunity, and a lovely person.

“I would ask you all wherever you are to take a moment this morning to think of him, and remember him as he was until so recently.

“It was only last Wednesday that he was teaching online for us.”

At the time of writing, there are 78 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincolnshire, with a total of 3,188 in the Midlands.