The family of Liam Colgan have released a statement after the Dundee United fan’s body was found in Germany.
Liam went missing while on a stag do in Hamburg on February 10.
The 29-year-old, who is from Inverness but studied at Perth College, vanished sparking a major search with his family making a base in the German city to join in with search efforts.
This afternoon, a post on the Facebook page Help find Liam Colgan said: “On behalf of all of Liam’s family we would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible support we have received since Liam disappeared on February 10th 2018.
“We will never forget this.
“Whilst we still await confirmation regarding the circumstances surrounding Liam’s death there would be appear to be no suspicious circumstances and this has been a tragic accident.
“As this is an extremely difficult situation for us all to accept, we would ask that people refrain from unnecessary speculation as to the circumstances surrounding his death.
“Liam was a much loved son, brother, brother in law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to so many. He was a hugely talented yet humble musician.
“He had a very natural sense of humour that made him a joy to be around. He cared for his nieces immensely and would visit them at every opportunity, they miss him greatly. Liam had a laid back, selfless personality that made him impossible not to get on with.
“As a family we have had huge support from everyone who was lucky enough to have known Liam. We also find it a testament to the amazing person Liam was that people who did not know him before his disappearance also found it in their hearts to offer support and help in our search for him.
“So many people have been able to recognise that he is someone who was a genuinely great person who will sorely be missed.
“We love you Liam.”
Several appeals were made to help find Liam alive, with his Dundee-based family never giving up hope on finding him.