A motorcycle rider who crashed on the Midland Highway on Wednesday night has been identified as Launceston man Matthew Richards.
Mr Richards has been mourned by friends and family, remembered for his larger than life personality, cheeky antics and prolific charity.
Variety the Children's Charity Tasmania chief executive Mohammad Aldergham described Mr Richards as a tireless fundraiser and a man who wore his heart on his sleeve.
"I remember for his last Variety Bash, it was a very hard year in terms of fundraising, and a week before the bash he was very frustrated he couldn't reach his target which was $30,000 - an astonishing target," he said.
"I said to him, you did what you could and there was always next year and all of these things, but he kept saying to me "I could have done more".
"He was one of those people who you'd love to meet and love to know and we are absolutely honoured that he was part of our journey.
"He will be hard to replace."
Mr Richards' brother, Gregory Richards said the news of his brother's passing had been tough on the family, but the outpouring of support had been enormous.
He said friends and acquaintances had taken to Facebook to share their memories of a man who was known to love a beer, love a laugh, and the occasional shenanigan.
"We read some comments on Facebook and it's not until you read some of these comments that you realise just how many people he touched," he said.
Mr Richards said while always a generous man, the birth of his own children saw his brother driven to improve the lives of others less fortunate.
Mr Richards said after seeing his own children riding around on their push bikes, his brother decided to buy and give away 100 bikes to children less fortunate.
"I said to him why, and he said because we can, because my son loves his pushbike and there are kids out there that just don't have that, and we can help," he said.
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Mr Richards said it was the small things and just spending time with his brother that he would miss.
"We had a few beers with the lads last night and we all just sat around in his shed drinking his beer, he always charged us $2 a beer, and we all told stories as if he was still there," he said.
"He got up to a few shenanigans with a few different groups, but he was definitely well loved."
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