Models made famous by Goodway’s images include Samantha Fox and Linda Lusardi.

Lusardi told the paper: ‘He was simply the best. He was a true legend. The ultimate gentleman.’

She added: ‘No one will ever come close to reaching his calibre as a photographer. He will be sadly missed.’

The photographer, who was 69, had been battling cancer, adds the Sun which has published more tributes from Page 3 girls on its website.