Family and friends have spoken of their shock and sorrow after a Lewes dad was found dead last week at the age of just 26.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Leigh Aldridge, of Harvard Close, are not yet known. It is not being treated as suspicious.
Popular Mr Aldridge, Lewes born and bred, was found at the home of a friend on Thursday, July 3.
He was a former pupil at Wallands Primary School and after leaving Priory School, Lewes, worked for Light Brothers, the waste management experts and recycling specialists based at Southerham.
He later moved into the building trade locally.
Mr Aldridge, who was separated from his partner, was the father of two-year-old Lilah who lives with her mother in West Sussex.
He leaves parents Allen and Clare Aldridge and four sisters, Terri, 22, Charley, 16, Lily, seven, and Kaia, four.
His aunt, Tracey Barton, said: “We’re a close-knit family and this has come as a terrible shock. Leigh was really loved and had so many friends.”
She said all were welcome to attend a celebration of his life at The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes, on Friday, July 18. This will be after the funeral at Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton, at 2.30pm followed by cremation.
All enquiries to Cooper and Son Funeral Service, 42 High Street, Lewes BN7 2DD (telephone 01273 475557).