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Tributes to South London man, 26, who died after car hit fallen tree during storm on Halloween

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The family of a South London man who died in a tragic car crash on Halloween (October 31) have said he was a ‘blessing’ to everyone he met.

Douglas Tandoh, 26, was killed in Dorset in the early hours of Sunday morning when the car he was a passenger in collided with a tree that had blown onto the road due to a storm.

The driver of the car remains in a critical condition in hospital.

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In the wake of Douglas’ tragic death, his brother Samuel, 28, has been trying to piece together his legacy and build something tangible for the future through a fundraiser.

The two brothers grew up together in Elephant and Castle and worked together producing YouTube videos and raps.

Samuel and Douglas did everything together

Speaking to MyLondon, Samuel said his brother’s loss was made all the more painful by the things they had yet to do together.

He said: “He was my brother, every second of my life we lived together.

“It’s been terrible, we live together, do everything together, we’ve always looked out for each other. It’s not the same, I keep thinking he’s going to come and work for me – but no more.

“He was a content creator, he didn’t take it too seriously, and he helped his friends in all their projects. He’s been like a blessing to everyone – everything he touched turned to gold.”

‘My mother should not have to bury her son’

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Douglas inspired everyone he met

Since the tragic news, Douglas’ family has struggled to come to terms with his loss.

The process has been particularly hard on the brothers’ parents.

Samuel said: “He was too young. We used to call him junior because he was the youngest.

“My dad is still in pain, but he is trying his best. My mum is not taking it easy, she is crying every night, and she doesn’t sleep.

“She keeps saying ‘Douglas keeps waking me up.’ She wanted her kid to bury her, not for her to bury her own kid.

“If the funding could help her with therapy that would really help her as well.”

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‘He was a legend and needs to be celebrated’

In order to celebrate Douglas’ life and honour his creative commitments to those he inspired, Samuel has started a fundraising campaign in his honour.

It is his earnest belief, he says, that this money be put towards Douglas’ legacy.

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Samuel has started a fundraiser in her honour

He said: “We set up the fundraiser to do more for the people he had helped and supported throughout his life.

“We want to use the money as a legacy to his projects, to his name. He was a legend and he needs to be celebrated.

“He was a lovely guy, he helped everyone he met. He brought people together, he deserves something bigger.”

If you would like to donate to Douglas’ fundraiser, you can do so here.

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