TRIBUTES have been paid after the tragic death of 24-year-old Gee Smith. 

Mr Smith died in the early hours of Saturday November 25 following an incident at Dart Close, Finchampstead, late on Friday night. 

An ambulance crew and police attended the scene after reports of a stabbing, and tended to Mr Smith, but he died from his injuries in the early morning. 

His mum, Karyl, said: "They broke the mould when I gave birth to Gee, he truly was one in a billion. There will never be another like him. 

"He would help anyone and everyone who needed his help. Even if it was in the middle of the night and he was asleep, he would be up and out there to help.

"He was devoted to his nieces and nephews. They were his world and he adored them. Many also saw him as a father figure.

"He was full of life and lived life to the max. He was always happy. He loved fast cars, motorbikes, horses and boxing. He recently took part in a boxing match to raise money for a cancer charity. He truly had a heart of gold.

"Since we lost Gee we have spent as much time laughing together about fun and fond memories of him as we have crying at our loss."

On Saturday November 25, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murdering Mr Smith. 

Anthony Wheaton was charged the next day and appeared before both Reading Magistrates and Reading Crown Court this week. 

Thames Valley Police issued the following tribute on behalf of Mr Smith's family: "As a family we wish to pay tribute to the best son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend anyone could have asked for. Our beloved Gypsy Gee was taken from us and our hearts are broken.

"Gee would have everyone around him laughing and smiling whatever situation was going on around him. His cheeky grin would lighten the room and everyone's spirits."

Wheaton will face trial at Reading Crown Court on May 21 2018.