THE THURROCK community has come together to pay tribute to a Chadwell St Mary man who died yesterday (Monday).
The man has been named as Michael-Dene Ray, who died in Ruskin Road after the emergency services were called after concerns for his welfare.
Michael was aged 21 and was a former pupil at William Edwards School.
Family friend Kyra Ann Hodgins has started a Go Fund Me page with the aim of raising money to help the family give Michael the best send off possible.
The page states: "We are all shocked that you have left us so suddenly, you will always be loved and missed by many, this is our way of showing our condolences to your family and friends and hopefully help your family towards giving you the send off you truly deserve!
"Please donate anything you can no matter how big or small and lets help michaels family towards giving him the send off he deserves!