‘The best friend anybody could have’ - Family of Mike Crampton pay tribute to ‘loving son and a great musician’

PUBLISHED: 13:42 04 May 2017

Mike Crampton

Mike Crampton


The 23-year-old died alongside James Montegriffo in a crash in Farningham

James MontegriffoJames Montegriffo

The family of a well-loved musician have paid tribute after his death alongside a friend in Farningham on Saturday morning.

Mike Crampton from Crayford and Gibraltan James Montegriffo were travelling along Eglantine Lane when their vehicle was involved in a collision.

The 23-year-old Pisdicables keyboard player’s family have offered this tribute:

“Michael was a loving son, an incredible brother and the best friend that anybody could have. There are no words to encapsulate the sheer joy and happiness Michael brought to so many.

Mike CramptonMike Crampton

“A sense of humour, his presence in the room brought a smile to every face. A brilliant young man with great ambition and a great musician, an amazing array of friends and a heart filled to the brim with the deepest love for everyone.”

Friends and strangers alike have together raised more than £2,000 for the families of the two young men, both of whom were keen musicians.

Officers are continuing to appeal for information from witnesses who may have seen the collision, which happened at around 1.20am. They would like to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Insignia with a 61 registration plate being driven on the A20 from the direction of Brands Hatch towards Swanley. A blue Citroen Berlingo van and a white VW Polo were also involved in the collision.

Witnesses are asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit Appeal Line on 01622 798535.


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