THE family and friends of the young man found dead on Whitby beach have been paying tribute to him and his “contagious laugh and infectious wit and humour”.
Chef Adam Sykes (29) was found by a dog walker early on Sunday.
His body was laid on rocks at the foot of cliffs next to the Battery Parade.
Several tributes and posts have been posted on the Whitby Gazette website from people who knew Adam best and also from people that had never met him.
Half sister Amy said: “To my big brother. It was lovely to see you 2 years ago in London. You changed a lot cause I hadn’t seen you in like 8 years. I can’t believe youre gone. You were so lovely... The only memories I have, are so good. You were a really nice big brother! I don’t see you as a half brother, just as a whole brother.”
Older sister Emma thanked people for the kind messages people had written and sent.
She said: “To Adam, my daft little brother who I loved dearly, I know this comes way too late but I am so, so very sorry I didn’t do more for you, see you more, talk to you more, particularly in this last couple of years when you’d lost your way. I’m sorry that you’ll never meet your tiny niece, I’ll tell her stories of you when she’s older, I know she would have loved her wacky, funny, cool, kind uncle.”
Pals of Adam told of funny times they had shared and Dan and Sam said they would always remember the time they went bowling in Scarborough and he accidentally went to the ladies toilets.
Another mate said it had been “an absolute pleasure to have ever crossed paths” and would remember them playing hip hop beats while Adam cooked up some of the best dishes he had tasted a fun day out at Alton Towers.
Adam’s tragic death has also touched those that didn’t know him with one person saying the tragedy was made even worse with it being so close to Christmas.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned and a full hearing into the circumstances surrounding his death will be held at a later date.
The funeral will take place at Scarborough Crematorium on Tuesday at 2.40pm.
l You can leave your own tributes to Adam by commenting on this story at www.whitbygazette.co.uk