Tasmania Police have released the name of a 69-year-old man who died at Reedy Marsh on Tuesday night.
He is Michael Hawkes, of the small Meander Valley township.
"Mr Hawkes' death is understandably devastating for his family and loved ones and they ask for privacy at this difficult time," a police statement said.
"Our thoughts and condolences are with Mr Hawkes loved ones.
"A report is being prepared for the Coroner."
A 47-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday and is helping police with their investigation into Mr Hawkes death.
Mr Hawkes wife was injured on Tuesday night at a property in Larcombes Road.
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