TRIBUTES have poured in for a father-of-one and stepfather-of-two who died on holiday in Ibiza.

Nathan Aspin, 33, from Blackburn, was with wife Natalie and son Blake when the 'tragic accident' occurred.

It is believed Nathan, who lived in Hurst Green in the Ribble Valley with his wife and family, slipped and fell from a balcony on Sunday.

Lancashire Telegraph: Natalie, Jake, Blake, Shay and Nathan

Speaking today after returning to the UK, his devastated wife Natalie, said: “He was a joker and was always laughing.

“He always wanted a son and he adored Blake. We had so many plans for the future together and so many plans to see his little boy grow up. It’s still very raw.”

Nathan, who was a heating engineer and ran his own business in East Lancashire, had a huge circle of friends, which became more than apparent after close pal, Paul Wolstencroft, set up a Go Fund Me page on Sunday evening on behalf of Nathan’s closest friends, so they could raise money to fly him home.

Posting on the fundraising page, which amassed more than £6,000 in just 24 hours before it was closed, Paul said: “Over the weekend we’ve all had the life changing news that Nathan sadly lost his life.

“He is currently in Ibiza and we need to get him home as quickly as possible so that he is with his family and loved ones.

“His amazing mother has asked me to set up this Go Fund Me page so that we can achieve the above then anything left over can contribute towards funeral expenses.

Lancashire Telegraph: Nathan and wife Natalie

 “I could sit here for days on end and type about Nathan – his willingness to help anyone, his hunger to succeed in life, the love for his family and friends.

“Everyone is absolutely devastated about his loss and he will never ever be replaced in our hearts.

“His family and friends are touched by everyone’s kind words and can’t wait to hear all the amazing stories everyone has about Nathan. We all love you and miss you.”

Even though Paul’s Go Fund Me page has closed, a new fundraising page has been set up by Natalie, where the heartbroken mum has been able to write in her own words just how much Nathan meant to her and everyone around him.

She said: “For those who knew Nathan, he had huge personality. He was so much fun, he loved life and was known to do silly things and do crazy stunts. Tragically, on this occasion, it has taken his life.

“This was a moment of madness that resulted in a tragic accident. Nathan did not want to leave any of us behind but we are now without him.

“With this happening in a foreign country we now have to raise the money to bring Nathan home.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Nathan and Blake

Natalie said Nathan was a larger than life character who loved people and life.

She added: “We are so grateful for all the support and the money raised from the first Go Fund Me page but I wanted to do something in my own words.

“The money from both Paul’s and my fundraiser will be put together and will go towards bringing Nathan home.

“The fact so many people have pulled together to help his family is incredible and it’s amazing how people have come together to support us.”

Nathan had a love for all things retro, especially adidas trainers, with Natalie saying he had the biggest collection ever.

The 33-year-old, leaves Natalie and Blake, two stepsons Shay 15, and Jake 17, mum Patsy, aunty Tonia, uncle Derek, and cousins Jordan and Blaine, and had also very recently re-connected with his father.

Natalie said: “Not one message of support has gone unnoticed or unread, and I will keep reading them as they come in.”

Nathan’s family now want to take some time to process their loss and begin. As soon as the funeral arrangements are made, people will be informed.

Lancashire Telegraph: Nathan superimposed onto an image of one of his favourite adidas trainers

Posting on Facebook, Nathan's friend, Joe Szejner said: “Where do I start? What do I even say?

“I’ve been pretty lost for words all day.

“How is it I was talking to you yesterday, and now I’m writing this?!

“I’m utterly devastated and broken right now.

“I really don’t think anything written can truly represent what an absolute gent, a great father, a true friend and amazing person you were.

“You were a beacon of light in a dark world and it’s heartbreaking knowing you’re no longer here.

“I can’t believe we’ll no longer be cracking jokes together or making memories.

“I never in a million years thought I’d be writing this, but as I am, know you were loved by many, and you’ll be missed by all.

“Nathan Aspin. The man. The myth. The legend. I love you mate, it's been an absolute honour and pleasure being your friend. Sleep tight.”

Ryan Botterill posted: “Love you bro, more than you will ever know.”

Tom Marsh said: “Not often people make an instant/lasting impression on me but Nathan Aspin did.

“Such a warm, fun, smiley and positive lad. I always had time for him.

“His spouse Natalie is always someone we like to see and my heart is completely with her and their gorgeous little boy Blake.”

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