The family of Darren Adie have paid tribute to him following his murder in Kirkcaldy on Saturday.
Mr Adie (42) was found unconscious in the town’s Tweed Avenue close to the junction with Lawson Street at around 6.45pm.
The father of two was rushed to Victoria Hospital but died of his injuries a short while after.
A statement from his family said: “Darren was a much loved son, brother and father who will be sorely missed.
“We are grateful for the support of our friends and family and would ask for privacy from the media to come to terms with our loss.”
Detectives have now launched a murder enquiry and are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information they have.
It is believed that Mr Adie spent the hours before his death walking around the Gallatown area.
Police Scotland inquiries so far have established that there were people in Tweed Avenue and on other streets in the area around this time who may have information that can assist in the investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Brown, of Police Scotland’s major investigation team, said: “I want to thank the community for their cooperation and assistance so far.
“Darren was well known in the area and I’m keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him on Saturday in the hours before he died.
“I would also ask anyone who was in the Gallatown area on Saturday and who may have seen something unusual or anyone acting suspiciously to please get in touch with us.
DCI Brown gave praise to the public who have helped the police with their enquiries.
“The local community has engaged well with us so far. It has been very positive however I would encourage any member of the public who hasn’t yet spoken to the police to do so.”
Anyone with information can contact officers in the street, by telephoning 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.