‘HE was just our Ryan’. A sister has paid a heartfelt tribute to the ‘most amazing’ brother who has tragically died.

Ryan Hughes died suddenly at his home in Vulcan Road, Barrow on Tuesday at the age of 25.

His death was a ‘huge shock’ to the family who remember him as a ‘loving and caring’ man whose smile lit up a room.

Ryan, who had plans to embark on a security course in September, was a much-loved son, brother and uncle.

Amba Hughes described her late brother as someone that ‘lived for the now’ who would do anything for anyone.

The Mail: Ryan Hughes with his nephew EzraRyan Hughes with his nephew Ezra

The mum-of-one said: “Ryan was a lovely lad from the day he was born. He was the most amazing and caring lad to everyone he met. He was a brilliant uncle.

“He had a handful of friends who loved him a lot.

“We were lucky to have him and you felt lucky to be friends with him.

“He loved a good party, he loved riding his bike – he was just our Ryan. He was funny, some of the things he came out with were hilarious.

“His smile would light up a whole room. He would do anything for anyone.

“He didn’t think too much about the future – he lived for the now.

“His passing has left a huge hole in all our lives. At the moment, it doesn’t feel quite real that he’s gone.”

Louise Fenton has been best friends with Ryan since meeting at nursery.

Determined on giving her late friend the send-off he deserves, she launched a fundraising page to help pay for funeral costs.

The Mail: Siblings Amba and Ryan Hughes with friend Louise FentonSiblings Amba and Ryan Hughes with friend Louise Fenton (Image: Newsquest)

She said: “He’s been my best friend since nursery, I’ve known him my whole life.

“He was a proper chatter - he would do anything to help anyone

“I set up the fundraiser to help his family, no one should have to bury their own child.

“I knew we would raise something for the family because he was loved by everyone.”

“We’ve managed to raise £2,500 at the minute.”

Amba could not believe the generosity of donors – some of which are complete strangers to the family.

“Everyone’s been so generous,” she said.

“We’ve already gone past the target, we weren’t expecting that.

“Some of the people donating are strangers too, most of them I don’t know. It’s amazing what people are doing for Ryan. I didn’t think that many people knew him.

“It’s lovely to see how loved he was. I didn’t know he’d touched so many lives.

“It’s so overwhelming – it’s amazing, we want to give him the send off he deserves.

“I will remember him as the most loving and caring lad who we had the pleasure to meet.”

To make a donation, visit: www.gofundme.com/f/3vzsya-ryan-hughes

Police were called at 9.32pm on August 23 to a report of the sudden death of a man aged in his twenties.

There are no suspicious circumstances. Officers are preparing a file for the coroner.