Family of man who died following altercation in Southampton pay tribute
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The family of a man who died following an altercation in Southampton have today paid tribute to him.
Abraham Cilliers, 48, of Osprey Gardens, Lee-on-the-Solent, had been in the city when the incident occurred, at the junction for Oxford Street and Bernard Street around 12.40am on Friday 22 December.
Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Paying tribute to him today, his family said: "Abraham Cilliers was a loving father and great friend who would do anything to help others if he could, like buying a bar of chocolate for a neighbour just because he knew it would cheer her up.
"After a rough year, his life was looking up, he’d started a new job, which he loved. Was moving to a new home, closer to work. Planning on new adventures with his daughter.
"He will be sorely missed and loved forever xx."
Our investigation into the exact circumstances of his death are ongoing.
If you have any information and have not yet spoken with us, then please get in touch either by calling 101 and quoting the reference 44230521261, or by going to our website https://www.hampshire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us-forms/provide-more-information-to-be-added-to-a-crime-report/
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.