Tributes have been paid to a man who died in hospital having contracted coronavirus.

Danny Sharma, who documented his struggle on social media, passed away in the early hours of Thursday (March 26) at Hammersmith Hospital in London.

The 38-year-old was in a high-risk category due to various health problems, including diabetes, and lost his battle to the virus a week after falling ill.

From his hospital bed, he posted updates to his Facebook page, alongside a selfie of him hooked up to a ventilator, the Liverpool Echo reports.

His family shared the sad news of this death on Facebook. Tributes have flooded in for Danny - a massive Liverpool fan.

Danny documented his struggle in hospital

Karen Nicholson said: "Thoughts and prayers go out for all the family Rip Danny Ynwa xxxx"

Jean Gallagher also said: "Deepest condolences to all the family RIP Danny x"

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Elaine Geoghegan added: "So so sad deepest sympathy to Dannys family so unfair."

Deecain said: "RIP YNWA from a female LFC match day steward xx"

Another added: "Reds 4ever Dan....god bless big fella. YNWA 6X"

Danny, from Hammersmith, was described as having a 'big heart' by his devastated brother Vinny.

He said his sibling was a 'fantastic guy'. Vinny thanked staff at the hospital for 'doing their best'.

Vinny Sharma, left, with his older brother Danny Sharma, who died of coronavirus

Danny, who would travel to watch Liverpool games at Anfield before health and mobility problems took their toll, shared his struggle online.

His first Facebook post, on March 22, published by the Echo with his family's permission, read: "My life really sucks! Can’t believe I got the coronavirus."

Danny was initially taken to Hillingdon Hospital, in Middlesex, but was later transferred to Hammersmith in London as his symptoms became worse.

Just a day later, Danny posted: "Day 3 Update. Intensive Care! I’m in Hammersmith got here straight away having tests and x rays Hillingdon did nothing in three days.

"Corona Infection in my lungs they wanted to put me in a 7 day coma to let body recover! But due to underlying conditions not an option apart from fight it conscious scary."

In his final ever poignant post, on March 24, Danny shared: "Day Four Update.

"Looks nice out from the window wish I was participating in the Vitamin D. Finding hard to breath still fighting."