Hal Qormi is in shock and in mourning today as its much-loved mayor Renald Falzon has passed away after battling COVID-19 in the past days and weeks.
The news was broken by the Qormi Local Council Facebook Page moments ago where the council thanked Mr Falzon for all the work which he has done for the locality.
Tributes have already started pouring in with Qormi residents and colleagues pay their respects and show their support to his family.
“The People of Qormi loved you and will miss you a lot,” one user wrote, while another simply said that this was the worst news they could ever receive today.
“Qormi has lost a gentleman,” a resident posted.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family on this sad day. #RIP