TRIBUTE has been paid to a ‘bubbly’ 25-year-old from Seaford who died on Christmas Eve.
Ashley Emin’s family described him as a ‘charismatic charmer who always had a big smile on his face’.
He was born in Harlow, in Essex, and moved to Seaford in his teenage years before going to live with his father in Cambridge.
He returned to the Sussex town in 2007 and worked as a shoe repairer and key cutter at his mother, Anita Flint’s shop, Meridian Dry Cleaners in Peacehaven.
Ashley - who leaves behind his mum, dad Hussein Emin, step-father Graham Flint and four siblings in Leanne Edwards, Ria and Kerrie Emin and Anissa Flint - enjoyed going to the gym with his friends and boxing at Hillcrest Community Centre.
A statement from the family said, “Ashley was an outgoing, bubbly, charismatic charmer who always had a big smile on his face and time for everyone.
“He had a heart of gold, loved kids and kids loved him.
“He helped many people in need and was very caring and protective of those he cared about especially his family.
“He was always talking to someone and thus had lots of friends who loved him.
“Anyone who met him will always remember him, as he lived life to the full living each day as though it was his last.”
Ashley also enjoyed walking along the town’s seafront and lived in Brighton for a period of time.
His family added, “His passing will leave a big hole in the lives of those who knew him.
“Ashley found women irresistible and most of them found him irresistible too.
“He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends.”
A post mortem has been carried out to establish the cause of death and an inquest has been opened and adjourned.
A funeral date has not yet be set.