A TOUCHING tribute has been paid by the friends and family of a "kind, genuine and talented" musician who died from a heart attack.

Stuart Silcock, 45, was best known as a guitarist for the bands Chevy Chase Stole My Wife and The Disciples, 

Born in Hull, Mr Silcock moved to Worcester over twenty years ago, with many in the city knowing him from his time with The Marrs Bar House Band.

Credited by his bandmates as 'one of the best guitarists the city has seen', Mr Silcock was heavily influenced by the blues and classic rock, which could be heard in his music.

His bandmates were more than just bandmates, they were a really close-knit group of friends that did everything together.

A joint statement from the friends and family of Mr Silcock called him "loving and honest".

The statement said: "There are not enough words to describe how much Stu meant to his family, friends and colleagues. 

"Although he lived far away from them, he was beloved by his family and friends, and his parents were always incredibly proud of him. 

"He was extremely intelligent, always very honest, conscientious, and was one of the nicest people that you could ever meet.

"He was really happy and excited about the future and everyone has been in such shock after his passing.

"Our love for Stu has meant we are all pulling together to look after each other."

The friends and family of Mr Silcock have asked for their privacy to be respected in this difficult time.

Mr Silcock's funeral will be held later this month, on Friday, November 17, at 2,30pm, at Worcester Crematorium, in Astwood Cemetery.