Friends and family members of Tim Cogley have left dozens of heart-breaking tributes at the spot where he was found on Sunday morning.
The 鈥淜ing of Heswall ?was discovered on Rocky Lane at around 7.40am and died in hospital at just before 9am.
The ECHO understands there is no evidence he was assaulted but the full circumstances of what led to Mr Cogley鈥檚 are not known.
Police said a post mortem was inconclusive but Mr Cogley鈥檚 death is not being treated as suspicious.
Flowers and messages of tribute have been left at the scene on Rocky Lane including a number of sport shirts and messages from his family.
One message at the spot said: 鈥淪o blessed to have served such a kind and generous gentleman over the past years! You鈥檙e truly one of a kind, sweet dreams Tim.?/p>
Another tribute, left on the back of a sport shirt and hung on a fence, said: 鈥淭im, one of the greatest on and off the pitch. You鈥檒l always be the bestest friend. Love you, Lewy xxx鈥?/p>
Mr Cogley, a former pupil at Calday Grange Grammar School, is understood to have spent the day before his death with friends at Caldy Rugby Club.
One card, left amongst the mass of floral tributes, said: 鈥淥ur hearts are broken, we will miss you so much. Words will not explain how we feel.?/p>
Rocky Lane, Rocky Lane South and Beacon Road were sealed off yesterday as forensics officers combed the scene.
Rocky Lane was closed between Telegraph Road and its junction with The Mount and Dawstone Road and people living in the street said they were unable to leave their homes.
Any witnesses are asked to call detectives on 0151 777 2003 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via the online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online