‘Too young to be taken’: Tributes flow for Bunbury death

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
A tribute left for murdered Bunbury man Zac Gregory.
Camera IconA tribute left for murdered Bunbury man Zac Gregory.

Mourning friends have remembered the victim of an alleged murder at the Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell last Thursday as a “true and kind gentlemen” who would drop everything to help someone in need.

An “incredible man” who was “too young to be taken”, Zac has left behind a hole in the Bunbury community made clear by the outpouring of heartfelt tributes after his death.

Bunbury resident James O’Toole knew Zac for the past five years and said he was someone everyone loved to spend time with.

“Zac was well-loved, everyone knew him around Bunbury,” Mr O’Toole said.

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“He wouldn’t hurt a fly, he was a really great guy.”

Friendly, happy and cheerful were among the string of kind attributes Mr O’Toole used to describe Zac.

“He always just wanted to help in any way he could,” he said.

He’d drop everything to be there for you if you needed him.

James O’Toole

Left reeling from the loss of their friend, grieving community members flooded social media with messages of heartbreak, loss and love.

“A lot of people are very sad at the moment,” Mr O’Toole said.

It’s sad this has all happened, Zac will be dearly missed.

James O’Toole

Another described Zac as: “One of few people I’ve met through life that always held respect for others and self-morals no matter what his situation or surroundings.”

Friends planned to hold a tribute for Zac at the music shell on Sunday but the announcement of lockdown beginning that evening meant it was postponed until restrictions are lifted.

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