A man whose father was brutally murdered two decades ago has died in Portugal.
Kevin Black, 39, died suddenly while on holiday with a friend.
He and sister Emma were teenagers when their father William, 58, was bludgeoned to death in his home in Cupar in 1993.
It is believed Mr Black’s friend had gone out and found him dead when he returned to their holiday accommodation four weeks ago.
His body has been flown home and will be buried in Cupar next Wednesday.
Mr Black, formerly of Cupar, lived alone in nearby Springfield.
A neighbour in Makgill Row said he was shocked when another neighbour told him of Mr Black’s death.
Duncan Todd said: “He was a nice bloke and a good neighbour.
“I spoke to him the day he left and he was looking forward to his holiday.”
Mr Black’s mother Kathy and step-father Ally Mackay, who live in Birkhill, north-east Fife, declined to speak to The Courier.
Mr Black was among the last people to see his father before he was bludgeoned to death in his flat in Cupar’s Balgarvie Crescent.
He had met him in a local pub, the West Port Bar, at lunchtime the day before his body was found.
No one was ever convicted of the murder of the unemployed mechanic, who was divorced from Mr Black’s mother.
The case caused shockwaves in the community and saw an intensive police investigation including door-to-door inquiries and a full-scale search for a weapon involving Royal Navy divers.
In an unfortunate coincidence, Mr Black was offered a tenancy of the flat where his father died by Fife Council 10 years later.