Tributes pour in for musician - an ‘eccentric, beautiful’ son

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 August 2012

Nathan Wills

Nathan Wills


TRIBUTES from around the world have been paid to a Weston musician whose father says killed himself in a ‘ritualistic-style suicide’.

Former Walliscote and Wyvern school pupil Nathan Wills died after telling his parents for several years ‘I will decide when I go’.

Described as ‘eccentric but beautiful’ by his dad Nick, who found his son’s body, the talented musician’s father says he committed suicide in a manner ‘near ritualistic’.

Nick found Nathan’s body in the lounge of his home in Sandford Road and says the police were initially suspicious a murder had taken place, but they now know the 30-year-old stabbed himself to death.

A keen video blogger, Nathan had fans worldwide, including YouTube sensation Cory Williams, whom he visited in the United States and who created a video tribute to his friend following his death.

Further online tributes have also flooded in from music fans and friends of Nathan, who wrote about five albums of original music – the last of which he put online a week before his death.

Nick said: “The three things Nathan loved were people, music and the outdoors.

“He used to spend hours each day creating music, but didn’t like the media, television or church.

“Nathan wasn’t nasty about it, but always said you should put your attention towards what you want. He told me to focus on what I want. He helped me when I hadn’t got out of bed for two years when I had ME – he was the one who got me out of bed.

“I remember that on occasion he said ‘I will decide when I will go’ and I knew he meant it.”

Nathan, who took a computing course at Weston College after he left school, was found on July 28 and his funeral was held last week.

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