Heartbreaking tributes have flooded in for a "kindhearted" dad-of-five after he died from coronavirus.
Popular DJ Nathan Ball, 32, from Gomal, Dudley in the West Midlands, died on March 1 – weeks after contracting Covid-19.
He was placed into an induced coma at Russells Hall Hospital in the town after he began struggling to breath, but he failed to recover, the Birmingham Mail reports.
Close family friend Wayne Scott-Fox, who broke the tragic news and said: "It’s devastated the family and the community of Gornal where he lived.
"He was taken away too soon. He was a lovely chap and a great dad. Everyone knew him. He was fun-loving and made many of us laugh and got everyone dancing.
"He played all around the country. He cared about everyone else. As long as everyone else was having a good time, that was what he wanted. It's come as such a shock.
He leaves behind wife Danielle and children Arley, 13, Kody aged 12, Jayden, 11, Logan, nine, and Kaiden, six.
Affectionately known as Nathan B-Line, he was a resident DJ at Montys in Dudley, which described him as a "vibrant character" who was the "life and soul of Saturday nights."
The club said: "Nath was always the life and soul of Saturday nights at Montys. He was such a vibrant character who could and would cheer anyone up.
"Nath, you will be sorely missed by us all. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and all our love go out to Danielle, the boys and all his family and friends."
A GoFundMe page, which was set up to help with funeral costs and the family's living expenses, has so far raised more than £10,500.
Setting up the appeal, his friend and fellow DJ, Davey Boy Ecko, added: "Taken away too soon, with a young family in tow it's anyone's worst nightmare.
"Known to many as Nathan B-Line/Warp Addicts/ Natty B. Nathan was a fun-loving young man who made many of us laugh with his Facebook posts but mostly his tracks over the years with various people have been banging and got many of us dancing to his tune.
"Now the hard part comes for his young family as they deal with this tremendous loss and the future that looms.
"Help us raise as much as poss [sic] to help them through this time with funeral costs and living costs. Give as much as possible or just as much as you can afford."
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