A FATHER who died after falling from an electric skateboard has been described by his widow as 'the life and soul of the party'.

Bradley Visser died in hospital on July 27, 10 days after the fall in his home village of Stoke Row, South Oxfordshire.

His wife Annie Visser has now paid tribute to the 38-year-old, in an interview published this week.

She told the BBC that proud South African Mr Visser was the 'life and soul of the party' and an 'honest, generous and kind gentle giant'.

He was a dad to their two young children, she said, who is 'too precious to be remembered for falling off a skateboard.'

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Mrs Visser is now hoping to raise awareness of power of attorney status, which she said allowed him to die with dignity.

The legal document meant she could make life decisions for him, instead of doctors at the John Radcliffe Hospital where he was cared for, as he had given her power of attorney in the event of such a situation.

His wish was to turn off his life support machine if he was brain-damaged, and she was able to fulfil this for him.

Mr Visser suffered a brain injury in the fall on July 17, which happened at 7.30pm close to his home.

His inquest is due to resume at Oxford Coroner's Court on January 14.