Friends and family have paid tribute to an 31-year-old Eastbourne man who died suddenly at home on Sunday (September 6).
Ashley Rollinson, also known by his nickname Waffle, was a popular local figure.
Friends of Ashley have set up a tribute page on Facebook to share memories of his life.
Ashley’s aunt Carol Anne Forsythe, writes “RIP my beautiful nephew Ashley Rollinson, you will always be in our hearts, love you Waffle.”
Friend Aaren Drunis said he asked Ashley to be his best man before he died. He said, “Was totally drunk that night, but 100 per cent serious. Glad I was drunk so I actually got to tell him.”
Tao De Silva said, “He was so sweet, what a beautiful person he was.”
Jacob Ede described Ashley as a “genuine, top guy.”
As well as messages of support, friends posted favourite photos and videos of Ashley as well as text message conversations.
A memorial day is planned at a Eastbourne tattoo parlour, where friends can have a small permanent reminder of Ashley.
Money raised at the event, which is exclusively for friends of Ashley, will go towards a memorial fund.
Leah Blackwell of Seven Tattoo Studio said, “We want it to be a really relaxed day, party atmosphere where everyone can just come to the shop, chill out, reminisce about that wonderful man Waffle and commemorate him with a tattoo of some description.”
Coroner’s officers are dealing with Ashley’s death and an inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned soon.
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