Hip hop superstars Wu-Tang Clan join tributes to Norwich photographer and videographer Harvey Lewis Truswell

The Wu-Tang Clan have issued a statement paying tribute to a young Norwich photographer and videogra

The Wu-Tang Clan have issued a statement paying tribute to a young Norwich photographer and videographer. Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Global hip-hop superstars the Wu-tang Clan have joined the tributes to a Norwich photographer and videographer.

Harvey Lewis Truswell. Photo: Truswell family

Harvey Lewis Truswell. Photo: Truswell family - Credit: Truswell family

Harvey Lewis Truswell, 23, was found at a flat in Normandie Tower, Rouen Road, on Thursday night. Police and paramedics were called to the scene at about 9pm and found him dead.

Mr Truswell, a photographer, videographer and director, had been a student at City College and City Academy.

He had worked with artists such as Ghostface Killah, from the chart-topping New York City hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan.

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And representatives from the group issued a statement paying tribute to Mr Truswell. They said: 'We are truly sorry to hear about Harvey's passing.

'It is a shame to lose someone who had so much more life to live, considering he just started. Blessings to him and his family. Peace.'

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In an interview with the Student Pocket Guide in January, Mr Truswell said: 'One of my favourite artists to work with was actually one of the first – Ghostface Killah from Wu Tang Clan. We formed a strong bond of mutual respect, due to our similar morals and views in life. I remember sitting talking after a show in a sushi bar a couple years ago chatting about life, and in his iconic voice he said to me: 'It's your life man, you gotta live it, always remember that everything is a blessing…' Almost a year later, himself and Raekwon's manager then got me access to work with Drake at Wireless festival, this really was a defining point for me and my career.'

The Wu-Tang Clan are one of the world's most successful and influential hop-hop acts, with 1997's Wu-Tang forever reaching number one in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Mr Truswell had also worked with acts such as Rudimental, Major Lazer and Chase and Status.

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A JustGiving page set up in Mr Truswell's memory is aiming to raise £5,000 for mental health charity Mind. The charity was chosen by his family.

On the page, set up by a friend, it said Mr Truswell was 'such a caring and loving person, he would help anyone', adding: 'He was a very talented person.

'He loved music and partying. He loved life and the people around him. He made the most of life.

'He loved photography - many people in Norwich will know him for taking photos in nightclubs. And he was not a shy person. He would get up anywhere and in front of anyone and have a sing and play you his guitar.'

Police were continuing to investigate the circumstances around Mr Truswell's death, but it was not thought to be suspicious.

• To donate to the JustGiving page, click here.

• Would you like to pay tribute to Mr Truswell? Email geraldine.scott@archant.co.uk

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