THE family of Danny Myers this afternoon described him as a "loving son, brother, dad and partner".
Mr Myers died after being stabbed at an address in St Osyth, early on Monday morning.
His family today issued a tribute to the 23-year-old.
In a statement they said: "The family are devastated and in shock. They can't believe what's happened.
"Danny was a good boy, a loving son, brother, dad and partner.”
Mr Myers, from Enfield, died after he was found stabbed at a home in Rochford Road.
Kevin Paddick, 34, unemployed, of Rosemary Road, Clacton, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.
A 29-year-old woman from Clacton who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released from custody without charge.
A post mortem examination has shown that the victim's cause of death was a stab wound to his heart.
Police had been called at 4.45am and officers tried to save his life.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Officers carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim until the ambulance service arrived.
"He was taken to hospital, where he sadly died a short time later."
One resident, who asked not to be named, said: "I was very shocked to hear what's happened and to see policemen on the home's doorstep."
Inquiries are ongoing and detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact 101 or email email@example.com.
They can also contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.