Antonios Crocaris, an 83 year old Northcote man, has died of injuries sustained as a result of the Flinders Street attack on December 21st.
His family released a statement, mourning the loss of their “hero”.
“Our father Anton had his life cruelly taken away in a senseless act of violence. These circumstances are devastating to our family. Dad is simply irreplaceable and we will never fully recover from this loss,” the statement read.
“He was a beloved husband of Elizabeth (dec), adored father of Freda, Tony and Bill, and cherished grandfather of Verity, Lysander and Jackson.
“Friend to all and proud citizen of Australia.”
“Our deepest gratitude to the wonderful people of Melbourne and dedicated first responders who rendered him and others every assistance. Special mention to the caring staff of The Alfred Intensive Care Unit.”
“Our Dad, our hero.”
Saeed Noori, 32, is being charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life in relation to the incident.
It is now expected one of those counts will be upgraded to murder.
Noori appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court, where it was claimed he may be suffering from psychiatric issues, or have an undiagnosed illness.
Six of the other 19 injured from the attack still remain in hospital.