HUNDREDS of people lined the streets to pay their final respects to a much-loved street artist who passed away following a long battle against cancer.

Jason ‘Mozer’ Morrison died last month several years after first being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

In the wake of his death, tributes poured in for the popular artist, who was a familiar face around the Firthmoor area of Darlington, where he lived for most of his life.

The well-known graffiti artist’s work could be seen around the town and yesterday members of the town’s community turned out to show their respects to him.

Among the mourners were his aunt, Del Roberts, and his mother Georgina Boyes, who thanked friends and family for attending the funeral at St Theresa Catholic Church in the town.

The church was full of mourners throughout the service with more than a hundred well-wishers remaining outside to pay their respects.

Floral tributes laid outside the church included one of Mozer’s beloved spray paint aerosols, Adidas trainers and the sportswear logo.

In the 1980s, Mozer’s colourful work adorned walls around the town, his vibrant style helping to brighten up dull streets.

He gave up his hobby after police seized his collection of paints and photographs but a cancer diagnosis saw him return to form in recent years, inspired by a desire to live life to the full again.

Mozer returned time and time again to the same wall on Burnside Road, where his last mural still appears, his take on the Cancer Research logo daubed during an awareness raising mission he completed while undergoing gruelling treatment.

Earlier this year, rides on a bike belonging to late Hell’s Angel ‘Jungle’ were auctioned to raise money for cancer charities, in support of Mozer, as its new owner, Arthur Taylor, attempts to continue the fundraising legacy of the well-known character.