A fundraiser has been started in memory of a Nottingham street musician after his death.
Lloyd Munroe, a well-known figure in Nottingham city centre, had been playing his music for the public over the past six years.
He died on January 10 after struggling with his mental health and since then there have been floods of tributes from family, friends and fans of his music.
Lloyd, a dad-of-two who was originally from Long Eaton, was also known as ‘Reggae Nottz Man’.
His mum Sabrina Munroe has said her “heart is broken forever” after her son’s death and she has paid tribute to his “warm and caring nature”.
She said: “Lloyd was such a beautiful, loving and gentle soul who loved his family, friends and people around him.
“He had such a good heart with a warming and caring nature, Lloyd just wanted to make people happy by busking on the streets of Nottingham.
“He didn’t have a bad bone in him, if he could help anyone he would.
“Lloyd was very friendly he never judged anyone, and always projected ‘more love’.”
Lloyd began performing in the city with his younger brother, first in Hockley and then by the Victoria Centre.
His younger brother Myles Munroe, 27, said: “He was a loving character who wanted to connect with people and bring people together.
“I think he will be remembered for his love – he always loved being around people. Obviously, the world is in quite a dark place at the minute. All Lloyd ever wanted to do was spread love.”
Lloyd’s family says he silently battled with severe anxiety for many years of his life, which meant he was in and out of hospital.
They say he may have “slipped through the net” due to the Covid pandemic and a lack of help.
Mum Sabrina added: “Lloyd had so much to give, he had a great talent that will be missed and has sadly left behind two beautiful daughters.
“Sadly this has all happened due to Lloyd’s illness, therefore I would love to be able to help others in similar positions.
“We would love to bring more awareness to mental health as it seems to be something which is not talked about enough in our society.”
The family are asking for people to donate to the page, which is raising money for mental health charity ‘Mind’, rather than buying flowers for the family after Lloyd’s death.
You can donate to the page by clicking here.
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