The family of a man whose death has been linked to the controversial drinking game 'NekNominate' have paid tribute to his 'friendship and generosity'.
Stephen Brookes, from Rumney in Cardiff, died during the early hours of Sunday morning.
Stephen's family have described him as a man with a "great sense of humour" and a "massive heart".
In a statement, Stephen's parents said: "We would like to say thank you for all the support that we have received. The cards and flowers are all beautiful and we are overwhelmed by all the beautiful messages on Facebook.
“As his parents we are heartbroken by this sad tragedy and the loss of our son who we loved so dearly. We will miss his cheeky smile. We hope that nobody else had to experience this."
Police are investigating possible links between the death of a Cardiff man and the controversial online drinking game 'NekNominate'.
The so called game sees people posting pictures of themselves drinking large amounts of alcohol and then nominating friends to copy their example.
South Wales police are trying to find out whether the game could have been a factor in the death of twenty nine year old Stephen Brooks from the Rumney area of Cardiff, as Megan Boot reports.
The Welsh Government have reiterated their alcohol guidelines following the death of a man in Rumney believed to be linked to the drinking game 'NekNomination'.
– Welsh Government Spokesperson
We understand that a police investigation is underway and will be followed by a post-mortem examination so we do not yet know the full facts surrounding this tragic death.
However, we advise that alcohol should be consumed responsibly and within the Welsh Government’s lower risk drinking guidelines of no more than 2 to 3 units a day for women 3 to 4 units a day for men.
South Wales Police are looking into whether the controversial drinking game 'Neknomination' played a part in the death of a 29 year old man from Cardiff.
The man has been named locally as Stephen Brookes, from Rumney, Cardiff.
Police investigating the death say they have received information regarding the 'Neknominate' game.
The anti-binge drinking campaign group Alcohol Concern has responded to news of another death potentially linked to "Neknomination".
It is devastating for family and friends to lose someone in this way.
This lethal 'game' shows just how hard we have to work to de-normalise binge-drinking among young people.
But it's not just about young people. They take their cues from society's attitude to drinking and it's this we have to change for all our sakes.
South Wales Police are looking into whether the controversial drinking game "Neknomination" played a part in the death of a 29 year old man from Rumney.
- Neknomination is a drinking game played on social media
- Those who receive a nomination are challenged to drink a pint of alcohol in one go within 24 hours, before nominating another to do the same
- Two deaths in Ireland are believed to be linked to the craze
South Wales Police are investigating the death of a man in Rumney believed to have taken part in the internet drinking craze NekNominate.
The 'NekNominate' craze involves young people filming themselves drinking a pint or more of alcohol and then nominating friends on social networking sites to do the same thing.
– South Wales Police
We are investigating the sudden and unexplained death of a 29-year-old man from Rumney, Cardiff, during the early hours of Sunday. Officers investigating his death on behalf of HM Coroner have received information regarding the so-called neck and nominate game. Enquiries are continuing and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.