The mum of a man who died of a heart attack aged just 41 has paid tribute to her son.
Michael Wellington was found in his bed by his mum, well-known Scottish folk singer, Sheena Wellington.
She has spoken about her “funny, generous and friendly” son, who died in his sleep on February 8.
Paramedics fought in vain to save Michael’s life but, tragically, nothing could be done.
He leaves behind a nine-year-old son, Liam.
Sheena said: “We are devastated.
“Michael was a devoted dad and loving son.
“He was also a funny, generous, friendly person who did everything he could for the people he knew and worked with.”
Since a serious fall at home, Michael had been staying with his parents on City Quay.
Sheena said: “On the day he died he had gone to bed for a time in the afternoon.
“I expected him to get up maybe around 10pm to get himself something to eat but when I went through to check on him around 9.30pm he was gone.
“We dialled 999 and the emergency services arrived quickly and did all they could but he couldn’t be saved.”
Sheena said that Michael had been at home on his own when he tripped coming out of the shower.
He suffered from a range of complications after the accident which changed his life drastically. Michael spent a week in hospital with broken ribs and had scans to assess his other injuries.
His sight was badly affected by the accident, meaning he had to give up work.
Michael grew up in St Andrews and attended Madras College.
He went on to study financial accounting at Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy before moving to Dundee in 2000.
Sheena spoke of her son’s caring nature, describing a particular incident when he was a student.
She said: “There had been a problem with grants coming through and a lot of the students didn’t have any money.
“I came home to find my cupboards empty and Michael carrying boxes of food to distribute to his friends.
“Although I was a bit put out at my cupboards being emptied, I was very proud of his gesture.
“That is just the type of person he was.”
Michael went on to work in retail at Spar, Tesco and Morrisons in Dundee.
“We have had so many cards and letters of support from his friends and his co-workers,” said Sheena.
“It has been very touching and a real comfort for us.”
Michael had inherited some of his mum’s musical ability but Sheena said he wasn’t as keen to showcase his talents.
She said: “I think that was because he thought people expected him to sing.
“He did love music though and in particular Oasis, The Verve and Dire Straits.
“He also loved football.
“He played when he was younger but in recent years he preferred to play golf or snooker.”
Michael also took a keen interest in the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail as well as the Penguin Parade.
He was someone who touched the lives of many, and Sheena said it wasn’t only family members who were in mourning.
She said: “Michael will leave a huge hole in our lives and those of many other people.”
Michael’s funeral will be held at Dundee Crematorium on Tuesday.