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The ‘King of the ice-cream’ whose funeral was marked by a fleet of vans paying touching tribute 

Revealed: The ‘King of the ice-cream’ whose funeral was marked by a fleet of vans paying touching tribute

  • The first image has been released of a man who’s funeral procession was followed by fleet of ice cream trucks
  • Hasan Dervish, 62, was given a unique send off near a cemetery in Camberwell
  • Louisa Davies was woken up to the sound of ice cream van chimes in mid-winter
  • Outside she spotted a line of ice cream sellers joining a funeral cortege in tribute
  • Heartwarming footage recorded near cemetery in Camberwell, south London
  • Did you know the ice-cream man? Email: sam.baker@mailonline.co.uk 


The first image of the ice cream seller whose funeral procession included a fleet of trucks, has been released by his family.

Hasan Dervish, 62, was given a unique send off, with a number of ice cream trucks seen following behind the main funeral car.

His brother Savash Turkel paid tribute to Hasan on social media, uploading an image alongside a short written tribute.

Savash wrote: ‘Rest in eternal peace my brother. King of the ice cream.’ 

Hasan Dervish, 62, (pictured) was given a unique send off, with a number of ice cream trucks seen following behind the main funeral car

Did you know the ice-cream man?

Email: sam.baker@mailonline.co.uk 

It comes after video footage recorded the unique procession of Mr Whippys and others playing their musical chimes as they drive along behind a funeral cortege. 

The clip was recorded on the way to a cemetery in Camberwell, south London earlier today.

Louisa Davies was woken up by the noise of the ice cream music, an unusual sound for winter, and look out of her window to see the solemn procession going past.

A hearse carrying the fallen colleague’s body and several brightly coloured vans playing classic tunes which include ‘The Band Played On’ and ‘The Mister Softee Jingle’.

Out of respect for their fallen ice cream server, the slow procession of trucks followed behind the casket and family. 

Louisa, who does not know the driver, said she was moved by the tribute.

‘I’d never seen anything like this before so was quick shocked at first but then thought it was just the nicest most heartwarming send off,’ she said.

‘I’d like to send my respects to the family and let them know this procession bought joy to a lot of people today.’

Her video has been viewed more than 1.4million times on social media.

Louisa Davies filmed the heartwarming moment a line a ice cream van drivers paid tribute to a fallen colleague by playing classic tunes in his funeral cortege in south London

Louisa Davies filmed the heartwarming moment a line a ice cream van drivers paid tribute to a fallen colleague by playing classic tunes in his funeral cortege in south London

Louisa posted the video on social media, writing: 'Just witnessed an ice cream man’s funeral and all the ice cream vans came and followed in solidarity I AM SOBBING'

Louisa posted the video on social media, writing: ‘Just witnessed an ice cream man’s funeral and all the ice cream vans came and followed in solidarity I AM SOBBING’

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