Friends and family have been paying tribute to Jake Blease after he was killed in a car crash.

Jakes family have requested the TImes start this book of condolence after they were left heartbroken by the news of Jake's death on September 25.

Jake's family lead with a tribute which was released by Essex Police.

Now Jake's family are leading tributes to their son.

In a statement, his family said: “Jake loved life and lived it to the fullest, he had a cheeky smile and a laugh no-one could ever forget.

“He was adored by his two little sisters and loved by everyone. He was a great son, step-son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

“He touched so many people’s lives and was blessed to have such a wide range of friends, none of whom will ever forget his kindness or his infectious personality."

Since opening the book of condolence we have been overwhelmed at the response. 

Here are some of your messages for Jake. 

Book of condolence for Jake Blease

"This is an online book of condolence in the memory of Jake Blease who sadly passed away at the age of 25. Jake tragically lost his life when he was involved in a car crash on September 25. Jake's family have asked us to open this so people can send their messages of condolence."

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

Judy Sole

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The huge number of tributes posted here is testament to what a genuinely nice guy you were. Happy, smiling, joking, you had such a positive effect on so many people. Your family must be so very proud. RIP Jake.

Terry Verrall

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Rest easy now Jake. You won't be forgotten by anyone and you were taken far too soon! I shan't forget the memories I have of you, one that sticks out is you down the pub, kissing me on the cheek, screaming you love me 😂 I still hear that laugh of yours!

Kira parsons

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I know I didn’t know you very long but Jake you always made me laugh, you always made our crappy little skate park feel like the best place to be even when things were bad and I will miss you deeply. Rest easy mr Blease ❤️🕊🚲

Molly

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you always knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face sometimes by not even saying anything just by your smile or your laugh! Wish I had photos and videos of our memories but never needed to go on my phone when with you, you’re gonna be missed blease taken way to early xxxxxx

Maxine cain

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Jake, you were kind happy life and sole of the party you wore your heart on your sleeve and had the most infectious laugh, you were taken far to soon, we have your stella in the fridge where you left it and that's where it will stay. Sleep tight Jakey boy you really will be missed by us all , all.our love Maxine & Steve, Jake & Bryonie xxx

Mick n Sue Bullock

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Sorry to see you was taken so soon my friend. I remember you when you and simon was at powershell school. RIP cxxx

S Thorogood

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My heartfelt condolences go out to Jakes parents , family and friends. I worked with Jake as a teaching assistant at Powers -hall Academy and what a pleasure it was, he obviously grew up to be a genuinely loved individual. What a shame to hear his life was cut so short.

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So sad that you’re gone, we weren’t all that close but I always expected to see you down the red lion, you were always so friendly and up for a laugh I’m so sorry for your loss and thinking of your friends and family during this awful time 😞 ❤️ It’s lovely to see how many hearts you touched, you were very important to so many people and its so awful that this has happened 💐

Ricki toddington

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You knew how to make everyone laugh even in the most dullest of moments! You will be missed By so many people! I am grateful for spending our teenage years together! Rip Jake!

Ryan Dicker

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Jake words can not describe how much i will/am missing you, we have made some grate memories over the 13 years ive known you which i will cherish for the rest of my life, and i will never for your laugh that made me laugh leaving us in laughing fits for hours and your can do attitude to anything weather it was something that was making you annoyed or something you were helping me with you always had the energy to brighten my mood. I will always miss you brother and i will never forget you and the memories we made, you were a massive part of my life and there will be nothing/no one to fill that void, i will never forget you and always miss you Mr Blease sleep tight. RIP

Brad smith

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I’m going to miss you pal, I’m really glad to have met you and even more so to call you my friend, the memories I’ve got from riding together to night out I’ll truly cherish Rest in peace Jake

Chloe Stapleton

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Rip Jake life taken to early xx ❤️

Bryonie cain

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Our jake, you are missed by us all. I cant thank yoh enough for the memories you gave me over the passed 10 years they are memories i will forever cherish. I will never forget your smile & i will never forget your laugh! Love you jakey fly high x x x

Elise hearn

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It still doesn’t feel real I feel like I’m going to bump into you at the pub someday, I don’t think it will ever feel real, rest easy jake you are and will always be one of the funniest, kindest guys i have ever known! And you for sure are the brightest star in the sky ⭐️👼

Vikki, Alfie and Billie-Mae

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Jake, you were a true gentleman with a smile that melted hearts. You were a lovely, funny, caring young man who will be seriously missed by many. You always made time to chat to Billie-Mae and she adored you. We will forever miss you but we will keep you in our hearts.

Sam Sheekey

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Cannot believe I what I am reading, your loss has affected so many. You were so kind and pure, always a joy to be around!! You’ll be so missed Jake 🤍🤍

Katie jones

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I can't put into words how much I miss you, how we all do. We really hope your looking down on us so you can see how loved you are, you made such a impact on people's lives, you always lite up the room when you entered no matter what. Always making people laugh like they have never laughed before. I am so honoured that I got to be your friend for all these years, always cheering me up when im feeling down, even now your cheering me up just from all the amazing memories you bless us all with. I love you jake, until we meet agian🤍 Life will not be the same without you 💔 sending all of my love to all of your family ❤

Denise Mathieson

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Jake, i sat in tears when i heard you have been taken to be with the angels in the sky, you were an a rock for my son through his darkest days and i will always love you for that. Your smile and laughter were infectious will be be truly miised. Rest now you will never be forgotten. Denise Mathieson xxxx

Kerry kebbell

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Oh Jake.... That bloody big smile of yours always brighten up what ever room you went in. Always a happy soul. I can’t imagine how your mum is feeling but I really do hope these messages give her at least some comfort. Thinking of all your family. Please shine down bright on those who need you most. Shine bright sweetheart 💙 R.I.P 💙

Craig Brittain

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There was no one ever like you, not a bad bone in your body you stuck by me through the bad and good times we have been solid for 20 odd years I knew you, you became more than just a friend you was my best friend and brother I will forever carry you on keeping your memory alive, I will never forget you brother love and miss you more than anything I will cherish the times I spent with you, especially so recently, I will never forget you Jake, love and miss you always 💔

Fran Sharp

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I'm so saddened to hear this. You were a cheeky chappy at school but it was always a pleasure to work with you. You never failed to put smiles on our faces even when we were trying to be serious. You were such an infectious person, it was a pleasure knowing you xx my thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP Jake xx x

Yana Holmes

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Jake, you will be missed by so many people. It's been a while since I saw you last but you were always laughing and having a good time every time I saw you. You always looked out for me and my friends and never failed to make people laugh. Rest easy Jake ❤ xxx

Amy newcombe

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Oh jakey, What a man you are! The purest soul who would light up any room or mood with that cheeky smile! All the years and all the memories I will treasure for ever. I was certainly lucky to call you a best friend and will miss you terribly! I just wish this wasn’t true! Sleep tight our boy. Until we meet again. Love you maatteeeeee ( as you would say) from Amy ♥️ xxx

Diana-Jane Chapman

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I’ve only met you a few times, but each time you were a laugh and managed to make everyone smile. R.I.P lovely

Soph Baldwin

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I remember you as a baby back when I first started majorettes as I no your auntie Charlotte it’s so nice to see that your lovedby so many and will be missed aswell

Joanne Whalley

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I'm so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. I didn't know you but my son lost hus best friend under similar circumstances last year so to hear this happen to another young man has really touched my heart as I know how incredibly heartbreaking this is. Watch over your family and friends as they will need your strength right now, sleep tight RIP ❤

Jill Murray

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Jake my darling boy, you were an incredible light in a dark world. You will now shine down on us from above. I loved you while you were here and I'll love you now you're in heaven. Thank you for all of the love and laughter, you will never be forgotten. You were the kindest, most caring young man I know. Thank you for your friendship to my Emma. Always in my heart ❤ xx

Emma Rodda

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My best friend, my everything, my hero. I love you so much and I will miss you always. Thankyou for loving me unconditionally and being the person I could 100% be myself around. There isn’t enough words to describe you, you’re just everything that is good. Thankyou for the memories, the love and the friendship and for loving Arlo. See you later my love 💙

Rebecca Wellard

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Dear Jake, thank you for being an incredible friend and for always being there for me I’m gonna miss bumping in to you and the times we have had… love Rebecca 💜

Bryony holman

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RIP bleasey 🤍 we will miss you dearly, will never forget you and the impact you made on everyone. hope your having a laugh up there 🤍

Lauren Skingley

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RIP Jake. You really have left a huge hole in everyone’s hearts you was a genuinely nice fella. Everyone in the village thought the world of you, if you ever see one of the golden oldies struggling you would run to give them a helping hand. We will miss your big wave and huge smile. You gained your wings far too early, sleep tight

Aaron O

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Dear Jake, The sky was electric this morning! Today i realised YOU will be with us forever. Thank you for being someone so special to so many. The world will not be the same place.

Karryann Todd

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There are just no words x

Freddy p

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Jake words cannot begin to describe how much I miss you. You were the most genuine kind funniest person this world has ever had to offer. Why you man 😭 We have had so many good memories and I will always Conroe to cherish your memory forever, rest easy Bleasey, love ya dude ❤️🤟

Jessica Blackwell

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I only spent one hilarious weekend with you in Scotland for mums wedding, but I’ve heard stories about you for years. You were funny, kind, and so full of life. We laughed that whole weekend and you always had a video or meme to tag me on Facebook that made me laugh! Thank you so much for always looking after Emma, and for loving her and Arlo so much. You’ve left a big hole, and you’ll be missed greatly. Rest in peace Jake 💙

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20 years I had the pleasure of knowing you, 20 years of that laugh, 20 years of that smile! Now all I have is a photo? How is that right? You really have no idea how many hearts you've pirced holes in, how many people you've left behind who adore you, you will always be the brightest star up there, just like you were down here, rest easy, rest well, we will miss you always, sleep tight 💙❤

Jazmin R

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Jake, I only knew you a very short 6months while I’m with Brad. In those 6months I see how energetic & full of life you was in your eyes. Always so happy with that contagious laugh of yours. I’ve never known anyone to make such an impact in a short space of time. It was a joy to whiteness the friendship you had with Brad, you will be terribly missed.. Until next time Jaz.xx

Ellie Newcombe

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What a massive loss this world has had. Jake you were so full of life , so kind and one of the funniest people I knew. Your memory will be cherished by so many people such a pure soul taken far too soon. Rest easy Jake you may be gone but will certainly never be forgotten behave yourself up there mate xx

Kayleigh Hayward

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Dear Jake , I still cannot believe that I am hearing this sad and tragic news. My heart is completely broken, you were taken from us far too soon. I will never forget our days when we were younger and how you was literally like a big brother to me . There was never ever a dull moment with you , it would always be such a laugh . I will cherish them forever . Wish I could see you one last time to just give you a huge hug. RIP Jake x

Kayleigh Hayward

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Dear Jake , I still cannot believe that I am hearing this sad and tragic news. My heart is completely broken, you were taken from us far too soon. I will never forget our days when we were younger and how you was literally like a big brother to me . There was never ever a dull moment with you , it would always be such a laugh . I will cherish them forever . Wish I could see you one last time to just give you a huge hug. RIP Jake x

Steve Kernan

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Words will never begin to describe just how much I miss you brother. Never failed to make me smile, and always had me in stitches. Love you so much brother ❤ take it bleasey 🤘🏻 x

Mitch Westwood

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Rest easy bleasey,by far the funniest and most outgoing guy life has to offer,taken way to soon. We all miss your laugh and jokes,you will never be forgotten. Rip mate ❤️

Brad Bailey

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There was no one ever like you, not a bad bone in your body you stuck by me through thick and thin for a solid 15 years I knew you, you became more than just a friend you was my best friend and I will forever carry on keeping your memory alive, I will never forget you brother love and miss you more than anything I will cherish the times I spent with you, especially so recently, I will never forget you Jake, love and miss you always 💔

Georgia Turner

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The sweetest soul with the most infectious laugh..🤍 you will be so missed Jake🕊✨🤍xxxxx

Georgia Turner

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the sweetest soul with the most infectious laugh.. 🤍 you will be missed so much Jake 🤍🕊✨ xxxx

Elisse parkin

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You are going to be so missed jake.. You were the most kindest, funniest person you would ever have met. I feel so lucky to have spent my childhood years at school with you, always making everyone laugh and feel good. To years on and still stopping to say hello whenever we saw each other. Everyone will miss you so much xxxxx

Chloe Simpson

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Rest in peace my darling, I will miss hearing that laugh and seeing your lovely smile. I will never forget you, you will be missed so much! Always in my heart🕊❤️

Demi Louise wild

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Jake, we only knew eachother for such a short time, but when we spoke it was almost as if we knew eachother for ever. You messaged me 3 days before the accident and I’m gutted I’ll never recieve another message from you again! I will miss you so so much. I will always think of you! Forever in my heart! Love and miss you 😭💙

Nathan Bowen

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I only knew you a few years but I felt like I’d known you a lifetime. You were a true, genuine mate. You’ll forever be missed & never be forgotten. Rest In Peace bud x

Caz

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R.I.P Jakes Blease. Such a funny caring guy. Will be miss dearly. Never forget you and that laugh of yours. always made everyone smile and happy. My thoughts are send out with your family ❤

Katie Laley

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Jake I will cherish every memory I have with you. I will never forget our many drunken walks home and how you always used to make me laugh when I needed it the most. You really were one in a million and I will never forget you. I hope your family can find comfort in knowing how truly loved you are by so many people. Love you lots Jake x

Danielle wells

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THERE WAS AND ALWAYS ONLY EVER WILL BE ONE JAKE BLEASE. Jake was such a loving funny lad with a cheeky smile an a amazing laugh that noone will ever forgot. Ill forever be greatful that i got to know you an to call you my friend. R.I.P jakey gone but certainly never forgotten rest easy bleasy thoughts are with all your family. Xxxxx

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words will never describe the pain and suffering that we’re all going through because of you bleasey boy. We’re missing u like mad Blease, u will always be one of my brothers! I love you bruv sleep tight xx GET SOME OF THAT DOWN YA CAROL

Melanie Larke

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Jake you would always lift the mood just by entering the shop, great guy and so I'm pleased I had the pleasure of knowing you - rest in peace sweetie x

Pauline Oakman

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We watched you grow up into a lovely young man, you was loved by so many and will always be remembered, you was always smiling and laughing, taken to soon r.i.p Jake xxxx Pauline and Frank

Kay hawes

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saddened by the loss of a life time friends son jake he was happy go lucky u lit up a room with ur smile always there to brighten up some1s darken day a laugh that will not b forgotten as Tina at cherrytree said u stole the limelight sleep tight beautiful xx

Leigh-Anna smith

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Jake was kind caring funny just a great lad R.I.P cuz thinking of your family and friends at this sad time fly high Lots of love 💔💔

Tanya Jeffery

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I don’t know you but from what I hear and read you was truly an amazing person! So sad to be taken at such a young age! RIP Jake x

Kira wiseman

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Your cheeky smile and infectious laugh is going to be missed ! I will miss you coming into the diner and ordering a massive breakfast you could never eat due to being too hung over ! Rest easy up there mate

Shalise

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A laugh that was forever contagious & a smile that filled the room .

Annette Heddlr

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I was so terribly saddened to hear of the tragic loss of your son Cheryl. I never met him but from all of the messages I have seen over the last few days he sounds like a wonderful young man whom everyone loved. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this very sad time.

Katrina Johannah

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The biggest smile and one off infectious laugh! Jake will be missed by all knew him ❤️

Adam middleton

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Sad to see such a good person to be taken so early r.i.p jake you was a good mate

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Jake was such a sweet and caring young man! Always lit up the room with his smile! Going to miss that contagious laugh of yours! You will be truly missed darling!

Payge yates

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You’re gonna be missed soo much ! I’ll forever be grateful for spending my childhood with you! You was my greatest friend back then. I’m so glad I got to watch you grow up! Fly high darling xxxxx