Family of Louis Watkiss issue tribute
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The family of Louis Watkiss, from Sutton Coldfield, who tragically died at the Snow Dome in Tamworth on 24 September, have paid tribute to him.
Louis’s family have said: "Louis was a son, a brother, a grandson, a cousin and a friend. Louis was a studious pupil who enjoyed learning showing immense curiosity about the world around him. Reaching grade 5 at Saxophone through the Royal Academy of Music, his involvement in two jazz ensembles demonstrated his passion for music. Louis supported Chelsea and England football clubs and followed England Cricket and Birmingham Bears, regularly watching both sports. Along with cheering on AJ and Tyson Fury for their big heavyweight fights.
"We are so thankful George had five happy years with his brother, and he will hold dear the memory of Louis' stoic personality. We are eternally grateful for the honour of knowing Louis and the pleasure of raising him.
"With Louis' passing, we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated; although we will miss him every day, especially his winning smile, Louis will remain forever in our hearts.
"We love Louis very much. Our pride. Our joy. Our love. We miss him so much it hurts."
Louis’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers. We would ask everyone to respect the family's right to grieve in private during this extremely difficult time.
Staffordshire Police is continuing to investigate the circumstances with support from the Health and Safety Executive.