Matt Black was easily the funniest/cheekiest guy I came across in Coventry. The first time I was introduced to him, he was slumped across our sofa snoring away within an hour and I immediately knew he was one of those characters. Joggers tucked into his Spongebob socks – only he could get away with fashion like that with a smile like his.
He was always up to something whether it was: sneaking behind my door and waiting to jump out, running around in some parrot onesie and cutting off the toes only to throw it around our bedrooms, playing African music I didn’t understand a word of and cutting shapes or singing Bollywood songs he probably didn’t understand a word of! His sarcasm would have us convinced some of his crazy stories were true when obviously they weren’t. Only Matt – with his incredible accent – could force me to watch films like the Rise Of The Footsoldier when I’m usually the type to settle for watching Gossip Girl.
Anyone who knows him will know how easily he could have you laughing away and that’s the Matt I’ll always remember. I’m so glad I was introduced to him when I started at Cov because we shared some amazing memories (and the same pair of glasses!). He stayed strong through the hardest times and he smiled through the pain. He never let anyone in on his struggles just because he was selfless and wouldn’t let anyone worry about him.
I’ll keep these memories strong for you Shodunks, gone too soon. Rest in perfect peace; see you on the other side. 20/04/1994 – 06/09/2014.Rest In Peace, Matt Matt Black was easily the funniest/cheekiest guy I came across in Coventry. The first time I was introduced to him, he was slumped across our sofa snoring away within an hour and I immediately knew he was one of those characters.