A father and son have appeared in court charged with murdering a grandfather at a house in Penycae, Wrexham, on Monday.
Karl Saffy, who was from the Cristionydd area was taken to hospital following the incident on 23 August, but later died.
The 57-year old has been described as the "centre of family life" by his relatives.
In a tribute to Mr Saffy, his family said: “Karl was a dearly loved husband, father, brother and taid who will be sadly missed by many.
“He was the centre of family life and was taken from us far too soon.
“As a family we are all heartbroken following the tragic loss of his life.”
David Williams, 52, and Luke Williams, 24, appeared before Llandudno magistrates’ court accused of killing Mr Saffy.
After a four-minute hearing, both were remanded in custody until Tuesday at Mold crown court.