Family And Friends Remember Eddie Tidwell

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - Eddie Tidwell died in a mobile home fire in Muscle Shoals. The fire happened Thursday night. Family, friends and neighbors were all shocked when they found out about his death.

Felicia Hunt is Tidwell’s niece. Hunt is also a resident at the mobile home park. At the time of the fire, she said she tried to help him get out of the burning mobile home but couldn’t.

"He was one of the kindest men you could ever meet" said Hunt.

The news of Tidwell's death is also affecting other family members like Darlene Smith, Tidwell's sister.

"He really deserved to live longer, this is such a tragedy. You just don't want to think of your family passing in this way. He was unique, but wonderful person. He was kind to everybody. There wasn't anybody he wouldn't help," said Smith.

Eddie Tidwell died at the age of 54. Authorities are still investigating what caused the fire.