Tributes pour in for Joe Williams
PUBLISHED: 13:30 31 August 2012
Avon and Somerset police
TRIBUTES have poured in for a young man who died of head injuries after a night out in Weston with his friends.
Emergency services and police were called to VII nightclub in Princess Royal Square at 2.50am on August 19 soon after Joe Williams was removed from the club.
The 23-year-old was immediately taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with a bleed on the brain, where he remained on life-support for three days.
However, he died at the hospital during the evening of August 23.
It is believed Mr Williams was out with a group of friends and his girlfriend, Vicky Evans, when he was ejected from the club.
Numerous tribute messages have been posted onto Joe’s Facebook page - many using his nickname Jobo.
One friend posted: “RIP Joseph Williams, such a tragic loss of your life. You were such a kind and happy person and I am thankful that you were a friend.
“My thoughts are with you and all the people that were lucky enough to have had you in their lives, if only for a short time.
“We are all going to miss you.”
Another said: “You were loved by so many and always will be, but no matter where we go, you will always be right by our sides.”
A Facebook page called RIP Jobo has been set up in memory of Mr Williams, and more than 1,400 people are currently signed up to it.
Friends have used the site to leave their own tributes to him and messages of condolence to his family.
Tributes and posts from friends were also submitted to the Mercury’s Facebook page.
Matthew Fowler posted: “Had the joy of knowing Jobo nearly 20 years, such a nice lad, wouldn’t hurt a fly, such a shame, RIP Joe.
“Thoughts with all family and friends, going to miss you buddy.”
Another said: “So sad and such a waste of a young life, thoughts are with the family.”
VII co-owner Nick Siangolis said: “It is with great regret following the death of Joseph Williams, our condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends.”