The leader singer of Maltese band Winter Moods has led a flood of emotional tributes to a motorcyclist killed in a horrific road accident.
Ivan Grech revealed his shock at the tragic death of one of his closest friends.
Boris Cini, 43, from Balzan, died when his motorcycle crashed into a wall in the Tal-Qroqq tunnels on Sunday afternoon.
Friends and relatives described him as ‘a big-hearted man’ who ‘always had a smile on his face’.
Singer Ivan Grech posted on Facebook: ‘Dear Boris, what a shock, what a sad loss for us who had the pleasure to know you, you’re someone I gladly called bro cos’ it just instantly felt like it.
‘I have nothing but fond memories of time we spent together at Marsaxlokk.
‘I always enjoyed your company, your contagious relaxed aura used to naturally put a smile on my face and everyone else around.’
He added: ‘Each and every time we met it was a witty, insanely humorous journey that could lighten up any given dull day.
‘Only those who know you well would understand that although writing this is heartbreaking, every memory of you sheds enough smiles to counter every grieving tear.
‘Big bro, whilst we bid you farewell we know that there’s no way your spirit will ever leave us.’
Mr Cini’s death is the twelfth fatality on Malta’s roads this year.
Meanwhile, a Polish woman who was riding pillion on the motorcycle when the accident happened was rushed to hospital.
She was said to be suffering from ‘critical injuries’.