Family tributes follow possible 'Neknomination' death

Stephen Brookes, 29, from Rumney in Cardiff Photo: Family / South Wales Police

The family of a man whose death has been linked to the controversial drinking game 'Neknominate' have warned others about the dangers of the game.

Stephen Brookes, from Rumney in Cardiff, died on Sunday.

His death has since been linked to the 'Neknominate' game - in which young people film themselves drinking a pint or more of alcohol and then nominating friends on social networking sites to do the same thing.

A family spokeswoman said: "We want to tell other people to think what they are doing before taking part in something stupid like this.

"They should realise how dangerous it is. We don't want to see any more victims of this drinking craze or for any other families to suffer."

South Wales Police have confirmed they are investigating the death of a 29 year old man from Rumney.

It has also been confirmed that officers investigating the death have 'received information regarding the so-called neck and nominate game'.

Stephen's mother, Paula has today paid tribute to her son: "Stephen was a fabulous son - he was kind, generous and funny, everybody loved him. He loved all his family and idolised his younger brother Paul. The community here will not be the same without him - he would do anything to help anybody.

"I want to thank all of Stephen's friends for all the kindness they have shown. Lots of his friends have brought cards."

The family is waiting for the results of a post mortem examination to discover the cause of death.