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Wednesday 16th October 2019

Grieving Ryan Thomas pays tribute to friend who passed away following cancer battle

Ryan paid an emotional tribute to his friend

Ryan Thomas has paid an emotional tribute to a close friend who passed away following a cancer battle.

The 35-year-old actor shared a picture of him kissing pal Charlie Everton alongside a heartfelt message.

Ryan said: "You always were that guy Charlie loved by everyone made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room and not forgetting that Johnny Depp look you pulled off so well, I'd catch myself looking thinking he's one cool [bleep] and in some ways too good for this world. [sic]"

He went on: "You did it your way mate!! Lived the best life you possibly could and left some great memories behind that we will cherish forever.

"My love to all Charlie's family you raised a good one you should be very proud. Until next time, Charlie, I love you brother."

Ryan's friends and brothers also paid tribute, with Scott Thomas describing Charlie as "a true gent".

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Charlie's brother Sam announced the sad news on his Instagram account over the weekend.

In a heartbreaking post, he shared: "It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of my wonderful, funny, courageous, compassionate and beautiful brother Charles Everton, who after a brave and stoic battle has finally been beaten by cancer.

You did it your way mate!! Lived the best life you possibly could and left some great memories behind that we will cherish forever.

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"His humour and his smile would light up any room and he was loved by so many. He was our friend as well as a brother, a son, a godfather and we, like many others, will miss him immeasurably."

Sam added that the family has set up a website for Charlie so friends and family members could come together and share their pictures and memories of him.

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