'Absolute legend': Tributes to 27-year-old Martin Ball - aka Marve - who died after house party in Harwood

Martin Ball, known as Marve, who has died after a night out with friends.

Martin Ball, known as Marve, who has died after a night out with friends.

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A MAN has died this morning after a night drinking with friends.

The 27-year-old - named locally as Martin Ball, known as "Marve" - fell unconscious at a house in Harley Avenue, Harwood, in the early hours of this morning. 

An ambulance was called at 6.32am after he stopped breathing, and he was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital, but efforts to save him failed and he was pronounced dead at 7.41am.

It is understood Mr Ball had a pre-existing liver condition, and had returned to the house in Harley Avenue after an evening in the pub.

Police were called by paramedics to the house at 6.54am and carried out door-to-door enquiries about the incident this morning.

However, a spokesman for the force has confirmed they are not treating his death as suspicious.

Tributes have poured in via social media sites for Mr Ball, a former pupil at Bolton College and Thornleigh Salesian College.

On Twitter Col Brooks wrote: “Would just like to say that today is a very sad day! We’ve lost an absolute legend.

“Marve B (Martin Ball) got some top memories.”

Aggz wrote: “Such sad news... Too many young people dying these days... RIP Martin Ball.”

On Facebook Steven Burns wrote: “Rip he was a crackin fella”, and Rob Tully said: “Rip Marve. Gone too soon.”

Phil Luti added: “Legend, sleep tight bro x”.

Residents at the house in Harley Avenue said they were too upset to speak to The Bolton News.

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2:53pm Sun 31 Aug 14

flecky25 says...

Gona be missed by plenty
Got loads of top memories
Thinking of your family
RIP mate
Gona be missed by plenty Got loads of top memories Thinking of your family RIP mate flecky25
  • Score: 67

5:48pm Sun 31 Aug 14

BXGirl says...

How insensitive of the BN "journalists" to approach the address asking for a comment. RIP Martin x
How insensitive of the BN "journalists" to approach the address asking for a comment. RIP Martin x BXGirl
  • Score: 35

5:51pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Tracy_Gee says...

So shocked!! RIP xx
So shocked!! RIP xx Tracy_Gee
  • Score: 15

8:44pm Sun 31 Aug 14

itsnotallbad says...

Known the big lad 17 years and this is devastating. The turnout at the seven stars proves how well everybody thought of Marve. Take it easy big guy.
Known the big lad 17 years and this is devastating. The turnout at the seven stars proves how well everybody thought of Marve. Take it easy big guy. itsnotallbad
  • Score: 21

10:16pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Fate:is:what:we:make says...

Night night big guy. Gods waiting for you
Night night big guy. Gods waiting for you Fate:is:what:we:make
  • Score: 10

12:08am Mon 1 Sep 14

cazwivs33 says...

Xxx
Xxx cazwivs33
  • Score: 8

8:48am Mon 1 Sep 14

Don Kiddick says...

Brilliant, the BN has stooped so low - it is quoting Twatter and Facecrap. Well done BN.
Brilliant, the BN has stooped so low - it is quoting Twatter and Facecrap. Well done BN. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -6

2:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

wild one says...

R.I.P Big fella.x
R.I.P Big fella.x wild one
  • Score: 1

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