Leigh stab death: Phillip Rooney 'was witty and caring'
A man who died when he was stabbed in the stomach was "witty, caring and had a heart of gold", his family has said.
Phillip Rooney, 32, was discovered "unresponsive" at a house on Platt Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester at 23:45 GMT on Saturday.
The father-of-two died at the scene, Greater Manchester Police said.
Stephen Brocklehurst, 48, of Billinge Road, Wigan, has been charged with murder.
Mr Rooney's family said: "The day before his tragic death Phillip spent the day with his family. It was a happy day that will fill our hearts with happy memories.
"Phillip was much loved by his family and friends. He was witty, caring, fun loving and had a kind heart. He was very family orientated and would do anything for you. He had a heart of gold."
The statement added Mr Rooney would be "sadly missed by all who knew him" and the family had been "overwhelmed by kind messages of support".