The Stone Roses are leading tributes for fan Chris Brahney who was found dead in Manchester Ship Canal yesterday.
The 22-year-old, of Timperley, was discovered in the waterway near Salford Quays after his disappearance following the band’s Heaton Park gig on June 29.
More than 120,000 people joined a Facebook group to help search for Mr Brahney and since police confirmed the identity of the person found, tributes have poured in.
Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni said: “We’d like to extend our sincerest condolences to Christopher’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this incredibly sad time.”
Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher said: “My thoughts are with Christopher Brahney’s family and friends.”
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The Courteeners lead singer Liam Fray said: “So sad about Chris Brahney. The Courteeners send their love to his family and all of his friends.”
A Manchester City spokesman said: “The thoughts of everyone at MCFC are with the friends and family of Chris Brahney following today’s sad news.”
XFM Manchester DJ and former Inspiral Carpets members Clint Boon said: “It’s the saddest thing. As a father and a music lover i’m completely gutted. All my love to Chris’s family. I feel some of your pain.”
A post mortem examination will take place today to determine the cause of Chris’ death.