The family of a man found dead in Glenrothes have paid tribute.
The 54-year old was found dead at his home in Minto Crescent at the weekend - a 25-year old man has appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court charged with his murder.
Lewis Henry Thomson, from Glenrothes, appeared in private on petition over the death.
He made no plea or declaration to charges of murder and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner.
The case was continued for further examination and he was remanded in custody meantime ahead of a further appearance next week.
Mr Goodall’s say they have been left devastated by his death, and have appealed for anyone who can help to come forward and speak to the police.
Their statement said: ‘‘We are devastated by the sudden loss of Ian who was a loving father, grandfather and brother.
‘‘Ian had a heart of pure gold and lived life to the full.
“We will miss him and didn’t expect him to be taken from us so soon. If anyone can help the police with their enquiries, please get in touch. “
Detective Inspector Stuart Wilson, of the Major Investigation team (MIT), said inquiries were still continuing into the death.
“An investigation is still ongoing to establish the full circumstances leading up to Ian’s death,’’ he said.
“We’re appealing for those with any information that may help with our enquiries to contact us.”
Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.