Community Grieves the Loss of Michael ‘Bruno’ Smith
Tributes have flooded in for a beloved security guard known for his ‘huge heart,’ who tragically passed away after sustaining an injury while working at the Creamfields festival.
Michael, also affectionately known as Bruno, suffered a severe head injury on August 28 while clearing the festival site in Daresbury, Cheshire.
Despite being airlifted to the hospital and receiving round-the-clock care, he succumbed to his injuries more than two weeks later, as confirmed by his family on Friday.
A Heartfelt Message from Michael’s Family
Michael’s brother, Simon Smith, conveyed the family’s sorrow in a message shared on a Creamfields community group.
The heartfelt message expressed gratitude for the support received during the challenging past two weeks and appealed for privacy during this difficult time.
Michael, hailing from Newcastle-under-Lyme, leaves behind a legacy as a dedicated gym worker and a loving father.
A Farewell to Michael, ‘Bruno’
Tragically, Michael passed away on September 15, a somber 18 days after the initial injury.
In response to this devastating loss, a GoFundMe campaign was initiated by his brother on September 9, with the aim of raising £5,000. As of now, the campaign has already amassed £1,730, demonstrating the outpouring of support from the community.
United Protection UK Pays Tribute
United Protection UK, the security provider for the event, paid tribute to Michael, affectionately referred to as “Bruno.”
They remembered him as a vibrant presence, known for lighting up every room he entered. His passion for storytelling and his love for boxing were remarkable aspects of his personality.
The tribute reflected on Bruno’s lasting impact and his ability to inspire others to live life with the same enthusiasm he exuded.
Their condolences extended to his family, friends, and loved ones, acknowledging that they would never encounter another person quite like him.
Heartfelt Tributes from Friends and Acquaintances
On social media, individuals who knew Michael shared heartfelt tributes to a man described as kind-hearted with an immense personality.
Sue Whalley fondly remembered Michael as one of the best people, emphasizing his kindness and large-hearted nature.
Diane Durber, who had known Michael for over two decades, offered her love and support to his wife and son during this difficult time.
Lacey Louise Hanrahan expressed deep sympathy for the loss, acknowledging the heartbreak faced by Michael’s family and friends during this extremely challenging period.Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media