TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular 40-year-old man who died suddenly.
Anthony Williams collapsed on the stairs of his home in Upper Bryn Road, Connah’s Quay.
Stephen Williams, 45, described his brother as a “fun loving, happy-go-lucky guy”.
“It was such a shock. It happened so quickly,” he said.
“We were all messing around taking pictures at about 8.45am, having a laugh and Anthony was supposed to be going to Birkenhead Market for a day out.
“He collapsed on the stairs but we didn’t know he was there.
“We carried him to the bedroom and put him in the recovery position. I can’t get my head around it. Whether he had a massive heart attack or something I don’t know.
“The paramedics told us he died in seconds.”
Anthony, a former block paver, was a student at Golftyn High School in Connah’s Quay. He won football and break dancing trophies in his youth.
Up until his death he had been a regular at the Red Hall pub in Connah’s Quay.
“He had a problem with his liver but that was getting better,” said Stephen. “He had to take a cocktail of medication, 10 to 12 tablets every morning.”
Anthony leaves behind mother Marie and brothers Chris, 43 and Jason, 41. “Everybody got on with him,” said Stephen.
“We’ve had over 100 messages on Facebook saying he will be sorely missed, what a lovely lad he was and how it shouldn’t have happened to someone like him. They were really nice things. Some people have even written poems.”
Coroner for North East Wales and Central John Gittins has been informed of the death and an inquest has been opened and ajourned pending toxicology reports.