Family pay tribute to Royston man killed in A507 crash

Jamie Horgan, who died aged 28

Jamie Horgan, who died aged 28 - Credit: Archant

The family of a man killed in a car crash on the A507 have paid tribute to him, describing him as a “massive character” who was the “life and soul of the party”.

Jamie Horgan, of Thackeray Close in Royston, died in the early hours of Monday, September 30, after the black Vauxhall Corsa he was travelling in left the road near the Throcking turning.

The 28-year-old leaves behind his parents Jim and Nora, brother Joe, sister Colleen and his eight-month-old nephew Buddy.

The former St Mary’s School pupil had worked as apprentice plumber before forging a career in sales, working in his father’s business selling satellite sports channels to pubs.

He used to play football for Royston Eagles and was an avid Arsenal fan.

In a statement, Mr Horgan’s family said: “Jamie was the middle child and he was therefore cheeky, and naughtier than the rest of us. He was well known for his jokes and sense of fun. He was notorious for being the life and soul of the party. Any night of the week he could have found a party and would make sure he had a good time.

“He also went on so many holidays and always found ways to fund the numerous holidays he had - he went skiing, golfing, even though he was not particularly well rounded at the sports, he did it for the social element and always had a good time.

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“Jamie had a massive circle of friends and we have been so touched by the people’s messages, support and him offering to help us since this terrible tragedy has happened.

“Jamie also loved films, his favourite one was Shawshank Redemption and he would spend a fortune on DVDs. He also loved music, especially Irish songs and artists and at Christmas time he would put Fairytale of New York on loop on the jukebox.

“Jamie was a massive character and a loving brother, son, uncle and friend. We are devastated by what has happened and are trying to come to terms with our loss. We would like to thank everyone for all of the support and love and care they have given us since receiving this horrific news. We will never forget him and will miss him everyday.”

Mr Horgan’s funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at the St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church in Royston at 10am.

The wake will take place at Royston Golf Club, with anyone who knew him welcome to attend.