THE brother of a young man who tragically lost his life in Dunfermline has paid tribute to the “most charming person you could ever come across”.

Callum Paterson died suddenly earlier this month and loving messages have poured in for the popular 29-year-old.

His younger brother, Conner, told the Press: “Words can’t describe how much I’m going to miss him.

“He would walk into a room and make people laugh and smile. He was a character that made people happy whenever he came across them.

“As a brother, he was the best I could’ve asked for. 

“Growing up we were always getting up to something, most of the time it was winding each other up.

"As we’ve grown older, don’t get me wrong we have had our fallouts, but no matter what, we had each other’s backs.

“He had spells living in New Zealand and Ireland in the past four years but we were always in touch. And when he came back, it was like he was never away.”

Callum was born in New Zealand but he grew up in Culross, attending Queen Anne High School.

He was passionate about music and featured in local bands through the years, playing guitar and writing his own songs.

Conner joked: “Everybody always used to comment about how good he was but they didn’t have to put up with the endless hours of practice coming from the bedroom next door!”

Following his passing on Thursday, June 13, an online fundraising page was created to raise money for his family.

At the time of the Press deadline, the total had reached £2,650, smashing the initial target of £500.

The page was created by Stuart Barrett, who posted: “Callum touched so many lives and was a beautiful person. He was my best friend and life will never be the same again.”

Conner thanked everyone for their donations and kind words, adding: “It’s been really, really touching.

“I’m sure if Callum could see them it’d put that charming smile on his face. So many people have had such nice things to say about him. 

“He’s clearly touched a lot of people’s lives. 

“The response on his donation page has been incredible and I can’t thank those who have donated, or even just shared it, enough.

“The whole family are so grateful.”