Tributes have been paid to a University of Sussex student who was found dead in his halls of residence.

Twenty-year-old Morgan Grant, from Lewes, was discovered in his halls in the university’s Falmer campus.

Morgan was the co-founder and project co-ordinator of V Project, which provides support and guidance to young people living in Lewes.

It was set up following the death of Morgan’s friend, former Priory School classmate Vadim Yastrzhembsky, who died suddenly in June last year.

Morgan’s twin sister, Tansy, joined people in paying tribute to her brother.

She said: “Morgan was more than an incredible man, to know him was to love him.”

Morgan was originally from Oregon in America but had come to Lewes about a decade ago.

He was in his first year at the university where he was studying games and multimedia environments when he was found dead on April 12.

Paying tribute to him, Professor John Carroll, the head of the Department of Informatics, said: “The university is deeply saddened by Morgan’s death.

“He was a valued member of the student community and was doing well in his studies. He had a wide circle of friends, both amongst his peer group in the department and also in the university more generally.

“His smiling face and positive attitude also made a strong impression on his course tutors, and he will be much missed.”

Anna Eraut, of Lewes, who leads the V- Project said: “We intend to continue in the name of our fallen friends, to carry on providing a space for young people to come and be open with their worries and problems, and to make sure that no others have to go through the same pain and heartache that we have.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said Morgan’s death was not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been referred to the coroner’s officer. An inquest will take place on August 6.