Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian has died at the age of just 29.
Sebastian Eubank tragically drowned near his home in Dubai just days before his 30th birthday.
He was the third oldest of Eubank’s five children and was a boxer himself, fighting in the light heavyweight division, as well as a personal trainer.
He had only recently become a father for the first time.
Sebastian’s father Chris, the legendary British boxer, penned an emotional tribute to his son.
“Never did I ever imagine I would write these words or experience the feeling I now have at the loss of my son,” Chris Eubank said.
“My family and I are devastated to hear of the death of Sebastian just days before what would have been his 30th birthday.
“He leaves his wife Salma, his son Raheem born just a month ago, his mother Karron Meadows, brothers Nathanael, Chris, Jr, Joseph, one sister Emily and countless relatives and friends.
“Sebastian grew up in Hove in England but in the last few years made his life in Dubai where he had a wide circle of friends and was a leader in the adoption of a healthy lifestyle and of alternative therapies.”
“Sebastian was also a deep thinker who liked to challenge accepted wisdom,” he added.
“He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be forever in the thoughts of friends and family.
“As a family we now kindly ask to be given space and privacy to celebrate his life and remember the son, the brother, the husband, the friend.”
Sebastian’s mum, Karron Meadows, said: “Our whole family is grieving at the huge loss of our son and brother, Sebastian.
“Please respect our grief and privacy while we try to comprehend our loss.”
Chris Eubank Sr was one of the most popular fighters of his generation and a two-time world champion.
Sebastian’s elder brother, Chris Eubank Jr, is also a boxer and has fought at world level.
He wrote on Twitter: “Rest easy little brother. I love you & you will be missed always.”
Tributes have flooded in from the boxing community, with promoter Eddie Hearn among those to offer his support to the Eubank family.
Hearn said: “So saddened by the news of the passing of Seb Eubank. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
Former world champion Tony Bellew said: “Thinking of all the Eubank family at this time… Thoughts and Prayers are with them all.”
George Groves said: “Saddened to hear the terrible news Seb Eubank has passed away. Seb was a great guy, I remember sparring him many years ago in London. My thoughts are with the Eubank family.”