TRIBUTES have poured in for an Edinburgh barman who was found dead in his own home just hours after his family raised the alarm he was missing.
It is understood Jason Telford, who worked in the Black Rose Tavern on Rose Street, may have failed to contact his friends and family for almost a month before his death.
The cause of the 27-year-old’s death has not been revealed but it is understood to have been medical related.
His body was discovered by police at his flat in Murrayburn Park on Monday - shortly after his mother, Linda Dallas, posted an emotional plea on Facebook asking anyone who had seen her son to get in touch.
His brother, Daniel Telford, later confirmed the tragic news as he revealed the passing of his brother on Facebook.
He wrote: “I can’t believe I am saying this.
“I’m so sorry to say my big brother Jason has passed away.
“He was the best brother in the world and I will miss him so much.
“We all love you Jason and will think of you every day.”
Dozens of tributes have flooded in for the bartender on social media sites as news of his sudden death spread.
Many of his friends have shared videos of the 27 year-old singing and dancing while he was at school.
Most have described him as a kind, bubbly and “caring guy”, who loved singing and dancing.
Sarah Jane Simkin wrote: “Deepest condolences to all the family.
“Jason was a lovely bubbly character.
“My thoughts are with you all.”
Naomi Ramsay wrote: “Can’t believe this, RIP Jason, your singing at school was always amazing.”
And Aimee Colquhoun wrote: “Every time without fail you had a smile on your face and hugged me goodbye.
“Such a beautiful, kind hearted, bubbly soul taken far too soon.”
Codi McGarrell added: “I am absolutely heartbroken to say the least.
“Jason Telford I love you so much.
“Don’t stop singing up there. RIP.”
No-one at the Black Rose Tavern was available for comment when contacted by the Evening News yesterday.
A Police Scotland spokesman last night confirmed Mr Telford was found dead on Monday.
“Police in Edinburgh attended at an address in Murrayburn Park on Monday 14th November where the body of a 27-year-old man was found within.
“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death.
“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”