FRIENDS have paid tribute to a 27-year-old Torquay man who died after falling from a car park in the town centre.
'Much-loved' Andrew Crowe (pictured) was a former pupil at St Cuthbert Mayne and Queensway Roman Catholic Primary School in Chelston.
He was found dead in the street below the Lower Union Lane car park on Friday, August 30.
The exact circumstances of how he died have yet to be made public, but the police are not treating it as suspicious.
The main town centre car park was closed on Friday morning. Ambulance staff said Mr Crowe was found at 10.50am after being alerted by a member of the public.
An inquest is due to open this week. His next of kin have been informed.
Mr Crowe is known to have family in the area and many of his friends have been posting messages of support to them and words of tribute.
One friend said: "I'm so sorry to hear the news, my thoughts are with your family and close friends. I know you will be deeply missed by many people. When I think back I remember you as a gentle giant, and a true gentleman, and that is how I will always remember you."
Mr Crowe is known to have worked behind the bar at the Apple and Parrot in Torquay.
Among the other comments posted on public social media sites are:
"A proper gentleman through and through."
"A genuinely lovely guy. Incredibly kind, funny and fabulously eccentric."
"Always smiling and making people laugh."
"Rest in peace, wonderful man, best hi-fives and last order calls ... Will be truly missed!!!"
"Always polite, strong-minded, thoughtful."
"A kind boy, a lovely man, and someone who I will always think of as a kindred spirit."
"Devastating news, another life taken too soon. Your warmth and wonderful shirts will live on and your big beautiful voice will always be in our minds, you sir are a legend."