The father of a Norwich City fan who has died aged 29 has been "overwhelmed" by the touching tributes and support from fellow Canaries supporters. 

Jordan Murrell was found unresponsive at his home in Costessey last Sunday after telling friends and family he was feeling "unwell".

The warehouse team leader went out on Friday night with mates but spent all of the following day in bed, according to his dad Trevor.

Norwich Evening News: Jordan Murrell (middle) with his dad, Trevor, and sister PaigeJordan Murrell (middle) with his dad, Trevor, and sister Paige (Image: Trevor Murrell)

It wasn't until Sunday that Jordan's housemate Kieran found him having died in his sleep, with police called shortly after.

News of Jordan's death has been widely shared by City fans on social media, leaving Trevor, his mother Samantha and his sister Paige, 27, feeling "overwhelmed" with messages of condolences and support. 

Current Canaries star Jonathan Rowe and club legends including Bryan Gunn, Darren Huckerby and Bradley Johnson have been among those to share the news with their followers. 

"All the messages - which are really, really lovely - help a lot," Trevor said. 

"We're getting there day by day but you never know what will come along and set you off crying."

To celebrate Jordan's life and pay respects, a minute's applause is planned for the 29th minute of the Canaries' next game, at home to Leeds on Saturday, October 21.

Norwich Evening News: Paige Murrell will be joining her father at the Norwich vs Leeds game next weekPaige Murrell will be joining her father at the Norwich vs Leeds game next week (Image: Trevor Murrell)

"I'm going to be very emotional on that day," said 60-year-old Mr Murrell.

"I've got Jordan's season ticket and Paige will be with me, as well as many of his friends.

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"It's a really lovely touch from the club and from the Leeds fans as well."

Mr Murrell said he wanted people to know how happy and loved Jordan was.

Norwich Evening News: Jordan (left) with his friends at a football matchJordan (left) with his friends at a football match (Image: Facebook)

"He had so many friends and was the kind of guy who would sort out going away to matches, festivals, all kinds of different events," he added. 

"He got so much enjoyment out of it because if his friends were happy, he was happy. 

"He was that kind of character, always a beaming smile on his face."

Norwich City posted a short film to its Twitter account on Tuesday to mark World Mental Health Day, which has been watched more than 12 million times and widely praised.

Its caption read: "At times, it can be obvious when someone is struggling to cope, but sometimes the signs are harder to spot."

Mr Murrell said the video "hit close to home" for his family.

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He said: "Jordan struggled with depression for several years.

"We were always there for him but he never wholly opened up to us.

"I wish, and probably always will, that I had pressed him to talk more about how he felt."

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