His brother Craig posted: "Love you always my brother," while another relative called Chantelle added: "Rest In peace little cousin so heartbreaking you with your beautiful mum now Liam rest in paradise love you always xxxx."
The family have asked for privacy at this sad time.
Some images from friends have been posted on social media.
Details of the horrific attack are sketchy.
But a young man has died and we do not need all the gruesome facts to realise the impact of that loss.