Heartbroken friends and family have paid tribute to a young Aussie dad whose body was found in a motel room on Saturday morning.
"This is not meant to be, our family is hurting so f***ing bad," Lachie wrote on Monday. "I love you so much, my brother. I thank you for everything you have taught me in life, the good and the bad!"
The heartbroken sibling — who is one of three boys — paid tribute to his "role model" and "best friend" and vowed that Tyeson's two young children will be "forever protected".
"Never in my life [did] I picture this to happen — it’s so unfair. I have so much I just want to talk to you about, you taught me so much in life," he continued. "May you rest in peace you beautiful [soul], I’m going to miss you so much, but I know you will also be by my side. Until we meet again my brother, I love you".
Queensland dad 'taken too soon'
Another friend admitted he was "shattered" to lose his "best mate".
"All I got to say is I’m shattered (my) best mate for as long (as I know) and can remember has been taken away too early," he said. Others admitted they're "still coming to terms" with the sudden death agreeing the 27-year-old was "taken too soon".
A GoFundMe page has been set up to "raise money for the Mackie family following the tragic loss of their eldest son Tyeson". On Wednesday, $3,600 had been raised.
Tyeson's cause of death has not yet been determined.
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