Ed Sheerans touring partner confirms son, 16, was killed as they pay tribute

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    Ed Sheeran's touring partner has announced that his teenage son has been killed.

    Ben Kweller, who is a former member of American band Radish, revealed his 16-year-old son Dorian was an aspiring musician before he tragically died.

    He paid tribute to the teenager, calling him a "true legend" with a "gentle soul".

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    Taking to Instagram with a picture of his son, the singer wrote: "Our son, Dorian Zev Kweller, was killed last night. He was only 16 and he was a true legend.

    "Kindest, gentle soul, a friend to all. If you knew him, you know. We’ll never get over him as long as we’re here on earth.

    "Please keep his spirit alive with your memories and the music he made. Dorian Zev wrote and recorded songs every day."

    He added: "A true poet from the day he started speaking. Only a few of his recordings were released but he was on a path and excited about his journey. He had so many plans!!!

    "His first gig was in two weeks, at SXSW. My last text with him was about the merch he wanted to make.

    "My baby boy was at the starting line with so much life ahead of him… I have no idea why things like this happen.

    "We’re in complete shock and don’t know what the future holds. Lizzy, Judah, and I have no idea how to deal with this disaster."

    The comments were flooded with messages from friends and fans who sent their condolences to Ben and his family.

    American musician Kevin Morby wrote: "This shatters my heart. I am thinking of you and your beautiful family. Sending all of my love. Let me know if i can help in any way possible."

    Australian musician and actor Ben Lee penned: "Oh my god Ben Lizzy I can’t believe this here for you in any way you need love you so much im so sorry."

    American singer and songwriter Peete Yorn added: "Omg Ben no words. Heart breaks. Can’t even fathom this. Deepest condolences to you and your family."

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