Shock death of Adam aged 18 - tributes to rocker student

Adam Dixon
Adam Dixon

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for a much-loved university student who has died aged 18.

Adam Dixon, from Shelf, died suddenly at his halls of residence at Beckett Park, Far Headingley, Leeds, on Sunday.

He was singer for rock and metal band Signed Anonymous and was understood to be a former student at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School.

On Twitter, tributes include: “RIP Adam Dixon. You were a beautiful person and I can’t believe you’re gone” and “RIP Adam Dixon, you’ll be in ourhearts forever”.

On blogging site Tumblr, a friend has posted: “Can’t even believe I’m saying this, only saw you last week too. Never thought this would happen so young. You’re going to be missed so much,

“Signed, Anonymous. Won’t be the same without you, nor will the house parties you’d normally be at. Thoughts are with your family and your beautiful girlfriend Jenny.

“I miss you so much already, man. Didn’t know how much you meant until it’s too late to tell you.

“I’m just happy I had the chance to have a few years with someone as amazing as you.”

A spokesman for Leeds Metropolitan University, where Adam was studying, said: “In the early hours of Sunday, Leeds Metropolitan University first-year student Adam Dixon sadly passed away.

“His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

“Adam, who was studying a multi-media technology course, was a very popular student and will be greatly missed.

“We are offering support to students who have been affected by Adam’s death and we are working with the police and coroner’s office whilethey conduct their investigations.”

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said they were called by paramedics at 5.45am on Sunday.

They said Adam’s death is not being treated as suspicious. A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday and they were last night waiting for the results of toxicology tests.

A 22-year-old man from Headingley was being questioned yesterday after being arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.