Tributes to 'lovely, lovely chap' Daniel Foss
TRIBUTES have been paid to popular hotel worker Daniel Foss, who died after being struck by a coach on The Kingsway.
The 37-year-old lived with his mother in Reynoldston, Gower.
He died on Tuesday despite attempts by passersby and paramedics to resuscitate him.
A statement from his family said: “Daniel was a big character, who was life and soul of the party. He loved life, and did not have an enemy in the world.
“Daniel was the most loving and tactile, special person, you could ever wish to meet. He was protective of friends and family.”
It added: “Daniel’s family and friends are devastated by his loss.”
He had recently returned from London to live with his mother.
Daniel worked at the Oxwich Bay Hotel, where owner Ian Williams said he had made a big impression in a short time.
Mr Williams described him as a “lovely, lovely chap”.
He said: “One thing about Daniel was when he walked into the room, he was like a ray of sunshine. There was a smiling face.
“Customers loved him — staff here are upset.
“It’s tragic. He really will be sorely missed.”
Mr Williams said he used to see Daniel walking to work from Reynoldston — often the long way round.
When he asked why he was following that route, he said Daniel would reply: “I’m from London!”
Mr Williams said: “He was a character.”
Daniel worked with Mr Williams on events such as weddings.
“When he was on the bar he was great — always chatting,” he said. “He got on with everybody.
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to his mother and family.”
Passers by, including first aid-trained bar worker Michael Thomas, plus an off-duty lifeguard and midwife, tried their best after the collision involving a National Express coach.
Daniel was taken to Morriston Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police are still appealing for witnesses.
If you can help, phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 62130301324.