Thousands of pounds raised in memory of Norwich photographer and videographer Harvey Lewis Truswell as tributes continue

Harvey Lewis Truswell. Photo: Truswell family

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

Thousands of pounds has been raised in memory of well-known photographer and videographer Harvey Lewis Truswell, who died on Thursday.

Mr Truswell, 23, was found dead at a flat in Normandie Tower, Rouen Road, Norwich. Police, a fire crew and paramedics were called to the scene at about 9pm.

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

So far nearly £2,000 has been raised and people have been paying tribute to Mr Truswell who was described as 'such a caring and loving person'.

Stacey Louise Brandish wrote: 'Harvey helped so many people over the years and it's lovely to give to others in his memory.'

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Tony Newberry said: 'Totally lost for words and stunned to the core. The most loving and caring guy I had ever met in my life who had big plans and dreams for the future with his talent. Rest in peace, you legend.'

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EJ Keay wrote: 'You touched the heart of everyone, always helping people through the lowest points in life and encouraging them to the best. Rest in Peace Harvey, you'll be missed forever. Was a pleasure to know you.'

And Katrina Denmark wrote: 'My thoughts are with you! Harvey was an inspiration to a lot of people and will be missed by many, sleep tight may you fly high.'

A further £550 has been donated in his memory on a separate fundraising page. A vigil has been arranged for Sunday for family and friends to pay tribute to the photographer.

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Last night global hip-hop superstars the Wu-tang Clan joined the tributes to Mr Truswell.

Representatives from the group issued a statement paying tribute to him. 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.'

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.'

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Police said they were continuing to investigate the circumstances around Mr Truswell's death.

A spokesman said: 'Officers were called to a property in Normandie Tower off Rouen Road, at about 9pm last night following concerns for the safety of a resident. Upon arrival the body of a man aged in his 20s was discovered.

'A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death, however, officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding it.'

• 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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