TRIBUTES have poured in for a popular Prestwick lad after he tragically died earlier this week.

Patrick Smith, 21 also known as Patzo has been remembered by pals as an “angel in human form". 

The student was at a party in Edinburgh, where he fell out of a window the third floor of a flat at around 3.20am on Sunday morning. 

His death has been treated as enexplained but not suspicious. 

Patrick who attended Wellington School and went on to study chemical engineering at Edinburgh University was also once part of South Ayrshire Swim Team.

Shocked friends have told how he was the most “brave and fearless” boy, as they paid tribute to Patrick.

Former SAST team mate, and best friend Leigh McLevy said: "3 days ago, I lost my best friend.

"I cannot put into words how this feels, Patrick, thank you for everything that you gave me and will continue to give me as I cherish the 12 years that we spent as best friends.

"From racing each other in SAST training sessions, to many, many Sainsbury’s meal deal study breaks at uni.

"Our stress-filled Froyo visits, afternoon tea and you constantly being the date on my arm at events.

"I will carry these moments with me forever.

"I will never be able to comprehend how cruel and unfair this world is.

"However, I can’t tell you how grateful I am that I was blessed to do life with you.

"The last thing I ever said to you, earlier this week, was that ‘You are an angel in human form’. And my goodness I was right. I’m so glad I told you. You are an angel, my angel forever.

His pal Jay added: “This week I lost my gorgeous best friend, Patrick always wanted the best for me (don’t worry I’ll quit smoking).

"He was genuinely the most brave and fearless boy I know, and I think many people feel the same. I am so honoured to have known you as you were a ray of light and life of the party.

"You introduced me to a community that has helped me to grow so much, pushed me outside of my comfort zone and have me so much confidence, so I am entirely grateful.

"We bickered like cat and dog but you know I love endlessly.

"Happy Malaysia Day darling! I’m sure you’ve got a monster ultra on tap now. Love and miss you always Patzo x