Family's heartbreaking tribute to 'patient and authentic' Adam Johnson

An obituary has been published for the 29 year old almost one week after the 29-year-old died. Credit: BPM Media

Adam Johnson will be "eternally missed", his family have said as details about the Nottingham Panthers player's funeral were announced.

An obituary has been published for the 29 year old almost one week after the 29-year-old died.

Since the American's death was announced on Sunday, October 28, there has been an outpouring of grief from around the world, with a sea of flowers being left outside the Motorpoint Arena.

The Panthers said on Tuesday that fans would be invited on to the ice at the venue to sign a book of condolences on Saturday, November 4.

A two-minute silence is also due to take place at 8.20pm at the event, which opens to the public at 5.30pm.

The obituary was posted on the website of Dougherty funeral home and cremation service, which is based in Mr Johnson's home city of Hibbing in Minnesota.

Tributes have been left at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham Credit: BPM Media

It says Mr Johnson "loved the outdoors and the simple things in life", including fishing, golfing, reading and having coffees with his fiancée, Ryan Wolfe.

"Adam loved to live a slower life and took pleasure in the small, everyday things," reads the tribute.

"Adam had a quiet confidence about him and was never boastful.

He was never looking to be the centre of attention, but rather he preferred to listen to others and do what he could to make them feel important.

"He was many things to many people, but to those who were lucky enough to be loved by Adam knew he was thoughtful, patient and genuinely authentic."

A memorial is taking place tonight Credit: BPM Media

It continues: "His loving and quiet demeanor will be eternally missed."

A "celebration of life" for Mr Johnson, which will be open to the public, will be held at the Memorial Building Arena in Hibbing on Monday, November 6.

A private funeral for his family and friends takes place at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church the day before.

An inquest was opened into his death on Friday, November 3 at Sheffield’s Medico-Legal Centre.

South Yorkshire Police say they are consulting "highly-specialised experts" amid a range of inquiries.