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Dozens of friends have gathered to pay tribute to a teenager killed in a gas explosion in Margate.
A vigil for Jarrad Swan was held outside Adams Gas, in Bath Road, last night after the father-of-one died the previous day.
They raised a shot of whisky to the 18-year-old and brought flowers to lay at the gates - many in blue and white, the colours of Jarrad's beloved Tottenham Hotspurs FC.
The vigil was organised by Jarrad's girlfriend Georgia Moon, who was joined by members of his family and many of his former schoolfriends.
One of her friends, Rebecca West, said: "He was a lovely man, he always made people smile, especially me and Georgia.
"He was her rock, he was everything to her and he made everyone feel better about everything, no matter what it was.
"We're here to celebrate his life and everything that it was worth.
"We would be grateful to anyone who could help us with fundraising for his funeral because he would want his ashes to be spread at Tottenham's football ground and we want to be able to do that for him."
Another mourner said: "Jarrad had a heart of gold, he was such a lovely person, happy and smiling. He had one of the loveliest smiles and always cared about other people.
"He treated Georgia like a princess, made sure everything was perfect for her and made sure she was safe."
A 42-year-old man from the town arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been bailed until tomorrow.
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