Tributes to 'talented and creative' musician who died following early morning road incident in Swansea
THE family of a man killed on a Swansea road have paid tribute to a "talented and creative" musician.
Gintaras Zelanius was found lying in the street near the Dyfatty junction at around 5.30am on Sunday — he was rushed to Morriston Hospital but later died of his injuries.
Mr Zelanius had moved to Britain from his native Lithuania in 2006, and had spent time in Swansea and with family in Devon.
The 35-year-old had just completed a diploma in music technology at Gower College Swansea, and played the guitar and drums in local bands.
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In a joint statement his brother, Vidas Zelenius Cooling, and his brother-in-law, Nick Cooling, paid tribute to him.
They said: "Gintaras was a much loved brother, son uncle, and friend. He was a talented and creative person and used music to express himself. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."
Police are continuing to investigate how Mr Zelanius came by his fatal injuries, and a 68-year-old driver arrested in connection with the incident has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Officers are continuing to appeal to anyone who was travelling along Dyfatty Street between 5am and 5.35am on December 30 and who may have seen the pedestrian or a silver Audi estate car prior to the collision to come forward.
*Can you help? Call South Wales Police's roads policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111
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