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The daughter of the man who died after his car fell from a cliff in Kingsdown says he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Andrew Perry, 56, from Cavell Square, Deal, is believed to have died as a result of the fall on Monday despite emergency services efforts to save him.
His daughter, Janine Walton said: “The most important thing is that him and my mum were married for 35 years and he was a dedicated husband and he loved my mum with all his heart.”
Mr Perry was married to Jacqueline Perry, 53, and had three children - Janine, Gavin and Brynley - as well as six grandchildren.
Mrs Walton added: “With my children he would read them stories and they would all huddle together and he would read their favourite story Peace at Last and we just hope that he has peace at last now.”
Police were called to the area at 12.19pm following reports the body of a man was found in a vehicle at the bottom of the cliffs.
Mrs Walton said her father, a former gas service technician, was involved in an accident seven years ago which left him unable to work.
She said: “He had seven years of rehabilitation, surgery, medical treatments and the fact that he couldn’t work any longer led to him not being himself.”
Mr Perry was taking a course so that he could go back to work. His family got the results that he had passed on Tuesday, a day after his death.
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