Paying tribute to former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, Rebecca said:
"Rhodri will be remembered with fondness for his intellect, his wit, and his passion for our country.
"Rhodri was genuinely interested in people, and he always had time for everyone, no matter who you were. He was always ready with a word of encouragement, or a story to inspire. The generation of politicians who followed him, including myself, owe him a great deal.
"My thoughts are with Julie and the family."