POLICE have now charged a man with murdering Australian rock legend Gary “Angry” Anderson’s son.
The distressed father rushed back to Sydney last night after the death of his son from an alleged violent assault on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Liam Anderson, 26, died after the altercation with another man, 20, in Queenscliff just after 6am yesterday morning.
Former close friend Matthew Flame, 20, was arrested at the scene and, this afternoon, police charged him with murder.
Police said the two men knew each other before the attack and Mr Anderson’s Instagram page shows that the pair would often comment and “like” each others pictures.
In September, Mr Anderson posted several pictures and videos with Mr Flame at Sydney’s Defqon. 1 Festival.
“Defqon was lit, shout to the homie (Mr Flame) for being a real one,” he wrote alongside a video taken at the electronic dance music event. “Love ya mate x.”
One of their mates responded, writing: “You guys are obsessed (with) each other.”
“Yeah pretty much,” Mr Anderson responded.
Mr Flame then joked the commenter was just “jealous” of their friendship.
Mr Anderson’s final Instagram post shows the pair posing with three other friends at Defqon. 1.
Witnesses told police they saw two people fighting while others claimed to have heard “shouting and moaning” coming from the direction of Pavilion Reserve park.
Liam, one of Angry Anderson’s four children, died at the scene from serious head injuries.
Gary “Angry” Anderson is the lead singer of rock band Rose Tattoo and has three sons and a daughter.
Liam had been planning to move to Ireland to start “a new life” in the coming year.
On his Instagram page he posted several pictures of the Irish countryside and wrote how he was “dreaming about adventures”.
Facebook friend Helen Gaist Hunter described his death as a “tragic loss”.
“(He was) a lovely young man,” she wrote.
“Sweet funny and so polite. I’m shocked and saddened and feel broken hearted for his family’s loss.
“He was much loved by his family talking about his dad a lot.
“He enjoyed roast dinners and playing with the dogs. I don’t know how anyone can bare the loss of the beautiful young man. RIP Liam.”
Another one of his friends, Sam Hunter, recalled in a Facebook post how he once “asked Liam how he came to find his rap name”.
“He told me that he found an old receipt from when he had ordered Pizza,” Mr Hunter wrote.
“The name on the order was Ranford Bigsby. In my mind it sounded like the most loved and revered person in the world. Liam was that. I love you bro.”
Musician and anti-violence campaigner, Gary, was in Perth at the time of Liam’s death and was returning to Sydney last night, 9 News reports.
Earlier, Anderson’s manager Scot Crawford released a statement, stating Liam’s family has asked that their privacy be respected.
“With the matter in the hands of NSW Police, the family will not be making any comment at this stage, nor are we as Anderson’s management in a position to offer any comment on their behalf,” Mr Crawford said.