The family of Fleetwood man Raymond Cullen have today (Friday, November 15) paid tribute to him.
Mr Cullen, 55, was found unresponsive at an address in Bold Street in the town around 2.15am on October 10.
Mr Cullen, also known as 'Irish Ray', was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem examination was carried out and found Mr Cullen died as a result of head injuries.
An investigation was launched with two people arrested and later charged with his murder.
Today, on the day of his funeral, his family have released an emotional tribute.
In a statement his family said: “This is by far the hardest most soul destroying thing to happen to our family, it is unfair that you were taken from us in this way, as a family we are utterly heartbroken.
“You will be remembered as ‘Irish Ray’ by many people, but to us you were our ‘dad’; the man that raised us to be strong confident individuals.
“You had a massive heart, and gave your time to anybody that needed it, and you often donated to charity.
“Life took many unexpected turns for you, but we find comfort in knowing that you are now at peace. Rest assured your grandchildren will know you as we did.”
Tracey Fielding, 45, and David Carney, 37, both of Victoria Street, Fleetwood, were charged with murder and appeared at Blackpool Magistrates' Court on October 15.