Tributes have poured in for a beloved Swindon doorman who has died at the age of 50.

Nigel Skinner worked as a doorman for Platinum Security Services at many Swindon venues, and was the head door supervisor at Casbah nightclub. 

The company shared the news of his death on Facebook.

Posts followed from many who interacted with Nigel over the years, describing him as a “true gentleman” who always made sure people were safe.

Platinum Security Services said: “First and foremost our heartfelt condolences go out to all of Nigel’s loved ones at this difficult time. 

“A lot of the team are close to some of Nigel’s loved ones and we give Nigel our word that we will look after and support them always. 

“Words can’t express how saddened we all are to hear of his loss. What a guy he was. 

“For those that were privileged to have known Nigel will know what an amazing character he was. Top doorman. Top friend. 

“To some he played the ultimate father figure, helping ease their way into the security industry. Making everyone feel safe, always. 

“Platinum Security are so proud to have had Nigel as part of the team for such a long period of time. He did us beyond proud. 

“His work ethic and kindness when working for the team will be missed dearly. 

“It won’t quite be the same without him, his character really shone through. We know that he will be looking down on us up there. 

“A true friend is never truly gone. Their spirit lives on in the memories of those that loved them. 

“One thing we can learn from this is that life is too short, live each day to the fullest. Nigel, our dear friend and colleague, you will be truly missed. 

“Gone but never forgotten. Goodnight, rest in peace.”

Facebook posts flooded in from people who had interacted with the popular doorman over the years, sharing tributes and stories.

Kirsty Oxford wrote: “So very sad, a true gentleman. He was always so respectful and just an all round lovely man. Sorry to your family.”

Pinky Lee added: “Absolutely amazing guy. He always had the time to stop and say hello when working and check that everyone was OK. He always helped me and many of my friends feel safe.

Another wrote: “I’m honestly in so much shock.

"I hope you’re at peace now. I cannot believe it, all those years when you used to look after me behind the bar. Rest easy now until we meet again.”

One man said: “Shocked and saddened to hear about Nigel Skinner’s passing. A good part of five years of my life I saw you (almost) daily on the Cashbah doors. Always a kind gentleman to talk to, always kept us all safe on the nights out. You’ll be remembered kind sir.”