Bury St Edmunds/London: Tributes are paid to guitarist

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for a 22-year-old musician who grew up in Bury St Edmunds.

Chris Langeland, who played with several Bury St Edmunds-based bands including Thee Vicars and Generation of Swine, was found dead at his home in London.

Generation of Swine said on their Facebook page how they were all “in shock” and “falling to pieces” following his death on July 26.

The message read: “Thanks for all the kind words and support from people over the last few days. We all lost a little brother that day...Rest in piece Chris...I hope you find some wherever you are now.”

A message on Thee Vicars Facebook page read: “Thank you so much to everyone for posting their respects to Chris. He was truly one of a kind and the most amazing life-long friend.”

Jonah Hartley posted: “Very talented man, who didn’t get the recognition he deserved. RIP.”

And Eric Baconstrip said: “Chris was such a lovely person, I am so honoured to have had the chance to spent time with him, and he was one of the best guitar players I have ever seen. I was so looking forward to see him more often since he just moved to north London.”

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A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said on July 26 officers attended an address in Poole Road, Hackney, where they discovered the body of a 22-year-old man.

At this early stage, the death is not believed to be suspicious and an inquest will be held in due course.

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