The Block cast and crew members have paid tribute to “pool king” Jon Jeremy Bradey following his death at 42 on October 14.

Jon-Jeremy – known best as Jon Jon – was a beloved series regular over the years and was often referred to as the “pool king” as he concreted pools for several past contestants, including Josh and Luke and Kirsty and Jess from last season.

Amid news of his death, The Block aired a tribute to the late tradie at the conclusion of Sunday night’s episode, featuring a photo of Jon Jon and the caption: “In memory of Jon Jeremy Bradey, 1980-2022.”

The Herald Sun reported that Reece Daniltchenko from Franklin Pools said that the entire industry was “shocked” over Jon Jon’s sudden death.

“Jon Jon was a devoted husband, father and friend, anything could be achieved when you had him in charge, which I had the privilege of witnessing first-hand,” he said

“To have the opportunity to work with someone so reliable, trustworthy and a leader to his team, always gave me the confidence knowing that the end result will be delivered.

“A true legacy the great man has left behind, and the A Plus Enterprises team will no doubt uphold and has the full support and trust of everyone behind them.”

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Daniltchenko continued, “As humble as Jon Jon was, his meticulous eye for detail also earned him another nickname, Mr 1 per cent. He was always making sure that every spray was finished to the highest degree.”

Jon-Jon leaves behind his wife, Candice Howman, and their three children, Anileese, Kobe and Amelia.

Following her husband’s death, Candice said she was “overwhelmed” by the support amid her family’s tragic loss.

“We are completely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love, support and prayers and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you dearly,” she said.

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