A “KIND-HEARTED” man has suddenly died leaving his devastated family “heartbroken”.

Tributes are pouring in for William Ried, who is being hailed as a generous person who loved animals.

The 49-year-old passed away on Saturday, leaving loved ones shocked and now struggling to pay for his funeral.

They are now asking for help to cover the expenses to give William the send-off “he deserves".

Close friend Nicole Hanley told the Glasgow Times: “It was a sudden death, the family is struggling to pay for funeral costs.

“He was a very well-loved man and everyone is heartbroken.

“He would give his last to anyone, and we are looking for generous people to help give him the send-off he deserves.

“He was a huge animal fan who loved to help charities and wildlife.”

A Gofundme has been set up to pay for his funeral which you can donate to here.


The page reads: “William was loved by so many, a very kind-hearted man who would give his last to anyone in need.

“With this being so sudden, his family don't have the funds to give William the send-off he deserves.

“It doesn't matter how much you can donate, any help is greatly appreciated.”

One friend said: “Absolutely devastating news, still can’t believe it.

"Rest in Peace William.”