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Gintaras Zelanius' family pay tribute after Swansea road death

Gintaras Zelanius
Image caption Gintaras Zelanius spent time with his extended family in Devon

The family of a musician who died after being found lying hurt on a road in Swansea have paid tribute to a "talented and creative person".

Gintaras Zelanius, 35 and originally from Lithuania, died in hospital on Sunday.

He was found on Sunday morning on the northbound A4118 Dyfatty Street. A driver was arrested in connection with the incident.

Mr Zelanius had a music diploma and played drums and guitar in a band.

His family said he was a "talented and creative person and used music to express himself".

His brother, Vidas Zelenius Cooling, and brother-in-law, Nick Cooling said he was a "much loved brother, son uncle, and friend".

"He will be sadly missed by all who knew him," they added.

Mr Zelanius, who lived in Waun Wen, arrived in the UK from his native Lithuania in 2006, during which time he travelled extensively. He had extended family in Devon.

In July 2012 he graduated from Gower College, Swansea with a diploma in music technology.

He died in Morriston Hospital but police are unsure of the exact circumstances of how Mr Zelanius came to be lying in the road.

A 68-year-old woman who was driving a silver Audi estate has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

South Wales Police are appealing to anyone who was travelling along Dyfatty Street between 05:00-05:35 GMT on Sunday to get in touch.

The force asked for people with information to call the roads policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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