THE sudden death of a 21-year-old Llanelli man in Thailand has left his family and friends devastated.
An only child, Jack Davies had been out working and travelling in the south east Asia country for the past three years when he tragically passed away on Saturday, leaving his parents Christine and Jonathan Davies heartbroken.
In a brief statement they said: "He was a lovely boy and everybody loved him."
Jack, who was also known to friends as "Jay", had been working on Ko Phi Phi, the islands off the coast of Phukhet which are popular with backpackers.
The cause of his death is still being investigated and officials from the foreign office are supporting the family.
As word of Jack's death spread, friends took to social media in their droves to pay tribute to a "little legend" from Llanelli.
Amee Carroll posted on Jack's page: "The world has certainly lost a very special person, he will be sadly missed xxx."
Lucy Dixon wrote: "Not only have you left footprints in paradise, you've left footprints across everyone's heart. Sleep tight buddy RIP xxx."
Charis Lee said: "Still can't believe you are gone, what an amazing person.
"I am so glad to have met you. The world just got a little dimmer. Thoughts are with your family."
And relative Steve Davies wrote: "This little legend has touched the heart and soul from every corner. Such an ambassador for our family ..Bless him."
A former pupil of Old Road Primary School, Bryngwyn Comprehensive and Coleg Sir Gar, Jack had been following his dream of travelling.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand on 24 August 2014. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."
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