Lee Calton.

King’s Lynn is set to light up in honour of a popular 37-year-old man who was found dead at his home in the town.

A post on social media has been shared more than 450 times, calling for people to “light the town up” for Lee Calton by lighting a candle at 8pm on Thursday.

The #LightACandleForCalton post, created by a family friend Shannon Coker, is also to raise awareness for Samaritans and MIND.

Both the town hall and Corn Exchange in Lynn have also pledged to light up in blue and yellow (gold) on Thursday evening – the colours of Mr Calton’s favourite football club – King’s Lynn Town.

The tribute will mark a week since Mr Calton was found dead at his home in King George V Avenue, Lynn.

Mr Calton was a staunch supporter of King’s Lynn Town FC for more than 25 years. The football club said it was saddened to learn Mr Calton, who they described as their friend, had died.

Mark Hearle, the club’s general manager, said on Twitter: “My thoughts and prayers are with Lee’s family and friends at this terrible time.”

On the club’s Facebook page followers said Mr Calton was “one of the nicest guys you could ever meet”.

Another commented: “Can remember you travelling up and down the country following the Linnets, great guy, thoughts with your family and friends. RIP Lee.”

Last August, Mr Calton, joined forces with friend Thomas Murray to start independent financial advisor firm, Calton Murray, based at both Lynn and Swaffham.

Mr Calton was also a keen fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, based at Hillington.

He took part in the London Marathon three times raising money for both causes.

King’s Lynn Live tweeted a picture of Mr Calton at a previous charity running event and said Lynn had been “rocked to its core”. 

The tweet said: “Seeing the outpouring of grief on local social media shows you how loved Lee was to all who knew him. A fundraiser, a businessman and friend to many.”

This morning (Tuesday) an inquest into Mr Calton’s death was opened at Norwich Coroner’s Court and was adjourned to July 30.