FRIENDS and relatives have been paying tribute to teenager Martin Holder, who died this week.
Hundreds of people have joined a Facebook page , offering messages of condolences to his family.
The 16-year-old, of Pennine Road, died on Wednesday night. A former pupil at Cleeve School, he had been a student at Gloucestershire College since September.
Among those paying tribute to Martin on the social media site was Chloe Bateman George.
She wrote: "Such a lovely kid always smiling when i used to walk passed you.. You are deeply going to be missed by many."
Also sending her thoughts to Martin's family was Rachael Roberts, who said: "Words can't express or relieve your pain- such sadness.
"Prayers and thoughts are with your family that you may find strength together. Life can be so cruel and all too often makes no sense."
Friends have also been using Twitter to write messages of remembrance.
Ambulance crews were called to Pennine Road on Wednesday night when Martin was taken to Cheltenham General Hospital.
Police were also called to the house but are not treating the death as suspicious.