Loved ones of a Queensland father have remembered the young man as “beautiful soul” after he was found in a critical condition and later died in a motel room over the weekend.
Tyeson Mackie died after being discovered at the Carriers Arms Motel, in Maryborough on the state’s Fraser Coast, on Saturday about 9.30am.
Paramedics attempted to revive the 27-year-old but he couldn’t be saved, the Courier Mail reported.
His death was not being treated as suspicious and a report was being prepared for the coroner, a spokersperson for Queensland Police said.
One of his friends on Sunday wrote of his heartbreak on Facebook.
“All I got to say is I’m shattered,” he wrote, describing Mr Mackie as his “best mate for as long I know and can remember”.
He said his friend was “taken way too early”.
“Can safely say [he was] the best mate I will ever have or will ever know … trust me brother you and your memories and morals and beliefs will always live on forever,” he wrote.
Another friend wrote that he was “still coming to terms with it”.
“Another beautiful soul cut short. RIP to a brother Tyeson Mackie, thinking of the Mackies, family and all the mates he had. Love ya. Forever young,” his post read.
Someone else close to Mr Mackie said he was a “little thrill seeker” who took her on “so many adventures”.
“So many firsts we shared and along the years we developed such a beautiful friendship. I will always cherish those moments catching up talking about our adult lives,” she wrote.
“I will miss you so very much. Thanks for all the great memories and I hope to see you again so we can make some more.”
His mum updated her Facebook profile photo with an image of her son on Saturday, which saw more than 100 people comment their condolences.
“Love, prayers and hugs to you all. My heart breaks for you. If there is anything at all you need please don’t hesitate to reach out,” one comment read.
“Sending you big hugs and love for what has happened my love,” another said.
Mr Mackie appeared to have two young children, with him posting a photo of them to Facebook in April with the caption: “I can’t even deal with the amount of unconditional love these two have taught me could existence”.