GUY Langhans died doing what he loved - living life to its fullest.
The 18-year-old former Downlands College student who was raised at Talwood, near Goondiwindi, was tragically killed in a quad bike accident at Nindigully at the weekend.
The accident occurred outside the Nindigully Hotel on an abandoned motocross track.
The bike struck a ditch and overturned.
Mr Langhans sadly died at the scene.
His family and friends this week gathered in the small community just south of St George to remember a young life taken too soon.
Mr Langhans was in many ways a typical Aussie teen.
He was hard working, always looking for an adventure and never turned his back on his family, friends and anyone who needed help.
Mr Langhans was well known on the Darling Downs rodeo circuit and shortly before his death spent time in the Northern Territory working on a cattle property at Manbulloo.
He was planning to return to the territory for a second year.
His brother Peter Warner said Mr Langhans left an indelible mark on those who knew and loved him.
"He had such a positive impact on everyone who came into his life," he said.
"You wouldn't meet a nicer bloke.
"It's tough, knowing he won't be around any more ... but we are getting there.
"He'll just be missed so much."
Tributes have filled Mr Langhans' Facebook page since his tragic death.
"A beautiful soul has been taken too soon," one of his friends wrote.
"We will never forget you."
"You touched the heart of every person you met Guy Guy. We will never forget you and forever miss you. Rest easy cowboy and party on ...," another friend wrote.
Mr Warner said he would never forget his brother's voice-mail message "ring-a-ding-ding, you've got the king".
"We can only smile and imagine that now it's 'ring-a-ding-ding, you'll always be the king'."
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