A MAN found dead at a Melbourne motorcycle
clubhouse has been identified as a former Australian Army soldier turned
Friends and family are mourning the death of Luke
Bray, 30, who took his own life at the
Bandidos MC’s Brunswick headquarters on Monday.
Mr Bray had served in the Army, including time in
Afghanistan, before returning to his home city and recently settling in
Friends took to social media to remember “Lukey
“Words cannot even describe the pain and emotion
that I and I’m sure everyone is feeling in the news of Luke passing,” close
friend Melanie Henderson wrote.
“The memories and your friendship I will treasure
“You protected me in so many ways as a best friend
would — we were always there for one another.”
Mel Yu wrote: “Sending you so much God damn love
Luke Bray, will miss that wild smile of yours and your passion for tattoos,
beds and bikes.
“I wished (sic) life didn't feel so heavy.”
Police were called at 7.20am on Monday after
reports of a gunshot from inside the Weston St building.
Fellow Bandidos members met at the club soon after,
visibly distressed by the tragedy.
Mr Bray had been battling mental health issues.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
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