Tributes paid to man who died in Weymouth house fire

Dorset Echo: Mickey Rocket- Picture by Jamie Jarman Mickey Rocket- Picture by Jamie Jarman

TRIBUTES have been paid to the man who died in a fire at his home in Weymouth.

The man, who has been named locally as Mickey Rocket, has been described as a unique local character and a 'legend,' who was well known and well liked in the area.

Firefighters discovered the body after being alerted to a fire in a property on Dale Avenue in the Lodmoor area of Weymouth on Monday afternoon.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze and while searching the property, found the body of a deceased male in his 70s.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious and the matter is now in the hands of the coroner.

Stuart Law is a neighbour. He said Mr Rocket was a 'unique unorthodox character' who was very independent.

He said: “He had lots of knowledge, he knew everything about football, cricket and boxing.

“You could ask him who played in the FA Cup final in 1948 - he wouldn't just say the teams, he'd say who the players were.

“He had an encyclopaedic knowledge.”

He added: “He was very independent - did things his own way.”

Mr Law said he had a lot of friends in the area. He used to go to the Royal Oak on Dorchester Road and the Weatherbury Arms.

Jonathan Hill had known Mr Rocket for around 10 years and said he would be sadly missed. He said Mr Rocket had a lot of nicknames given to him by his different groups of friends, including the nickname 'God.'

He said: “He was just someone you could have a good laugh and chat with.

“He knew everything about Weymouth.”

He added: “Everyone had their own little memories of him. He will definitely be missed.”

Jamie Jarman said Mr Rocket was a 'legend.'

He said: “I could always have a good laugh with him. His knowledge about football was unmatched.”

He said everyone at the Royal Oak had been shocked to hear the news.

He said: “He was just a legend. Everyone knew him and respected him.”

Formal identification has not yet taken place and the coroner is investigating the matter.

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5:00pm Tue 11 Feb 14

DanWey says...

RIP Mickey x
RIP Mickey x DanWey
  • Score: 11

9:52pm Tue 11 Feb 14

David_divenghy2 says...

They really cared about him, afterwards.
They really cared about him, afterwards. David_divenghy2
  • Score: -32

10:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

marcie says...

One of life's characters. R I P Mickey x
One of life's characters. R I P Mickey x marcie
  • Score: 12

12:33am Wed 12 Feb 14

sandman223 says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
They really cared about him, afterwards.
insensitive idiot!!!!
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: They really cared about him, afterwards.[/p][/quote]insensitive idiot!!!! sandman223
  • Score: 19

10:31am Wed 12 Feb 14

elloello1980 says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
They really cared about him, afterwards.
I expect no less from you! I'm refraining from mentioning a certain party you follow, and the attitudes within.

RIP Mickey, you legend!
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: They really cared about him, afterwards.[/p][/quote]I expect no less from you! I'm refraining from mentioning a certain party you follow, and the attitudes within. RIP Mickey, you legend! elloello1980
  • Score: 9

8:22pm Wed 12 Feb 14

melcombe boy says...

elloello1980 wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
They really cared about him, afterwards.
I expect no less from you! I'm refraining from mentioning a certain party you follow, and the attitudes within.

RIP Mickey, you legend!
I will then. Go back to your Fascist Ukip World!
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: They really cared about him, afterwards.[/p][/quote]I expect no less from you! I'm refraining from mentioning a certain party you follow, and the attitudes within. RIP Mickey, you legend![/p][/quote]I will then. Go back to your Fascist Ukip World! melcombe boy
  • Score: 4

7:17pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Portlandgary says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
They really cared about him, afterwards.
What a complete idiot! Obviously leads a very sad life. Hiding behind a screen, must be very lonely having to make such stupid insensitive comments to get some attention!
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: They really cared about him, afterwards.[/p][/quote]What a complete idiot! Obviously leads a very sad life. Hiding behind a screen, must be very lonely having to make such stupid insensitive comments to get some attention! Portlandgary
  • Score: 5

9:05pm Thu 13 Feb 14

skye2491 says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
They really cared about him, afterwards.
I think you need help leaving comments like that
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: They really cared about him, afterwards.[/p][/quote]I think you need help leaving comments like that skye2491
  • Score: 5

8:02am Fri 14 Feb 14

woodsedge says...

Portlandgary wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
They really cared about him, afterwards.
What a complete idiot! Obviously leads a very sad life. Hiding behind a screen, must be very lonely having to make such stupid insensitive comments to get some attention!
I agree with you. This guy has been thrown off the forum so many times and keeps coming back under different names. He is only aligning himself to UKIP because their attitude towards women fits in with his twisted misogynist views. That said we shouldn't let his agenda overtake the passing of such a great local character RIP Mickey.
[quote][p][bold]Portlandgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: They really cared about him, afterwards.[/p][/quote]What a complete idiot! Obviously leads a very sad life. Hiding behind a screen, must be very lonely having to make such stupid insensitive comments to get some attention![/p][/quote]I agree with you. This guy has been thrown off the forum so many times and keeps coming back under different names. He is only aligning himself to UKIP because their attitude towards women fits in with his twisted misogynist views. That said we shouldn't let his agenda overtake the passing of such a great local character RIP Mickey. woodsedge
  • Score: 2

9:56am Fri 14 Feb 14

David_divenghy2 says...

woodsedge wrote:
Portlandgary wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
They really cared about him, afterwards.
What a complete idiot! Obviously leads a very sad life. Hiding behind a screen, must be very lonely having to make such stupid insensitive comments to get some attention!
I agree with you. This guy has been thrown off the forum so many times and keeps coming back under different names. He is only aligning himself to UKIP because their attitude towards women fits in with his twisted misogynist views. That said we shouldn't let his agenda overtake the passing of such a great local character RIP Mickey.
Funny how you keep screaming mysoginist when the places I link to are run by over 50% women? Your agenda stinks a mile away Funny how you are the one who always comes on claiming comments and ratings interfered with...just after you come on., coincidence?
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Portlandgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: They really cared about him, afterwards.[/p][/quote]What a complete idiot! Obviously leads a very sad life. Hiding behind a screen, must be very lonely having to make such stupid insensitive comments to get some attention![/p][/quote]I agree with you. This guy has been thrown off the forum so many times and keeps coming back under different names. He is only aligning himself to UKIP because their attitude towards women fits in with his twisted misogynist views. That said we shouldn't let his agenda overtake the passing of such a great local character RIP Mickey.[/p][/quote]Funny how you keep screaming mysoginist when the places I link to are run by over 50% women? Your agenda stinks a mile away Funny how you are the one who always comes on claiming comments and ratings interfered with...just after you come on., coincidence? David_divenghy2
  • Score: -4

9:57am Fri 14 Feb 14

David_divenghy2 says...

P.S reaction always tells more than the question.
P.S reaction always tells more than the question. David_divenghy2
  • Score: -4

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