Remembering Liam Anderson: Aspiring Muso And Son Of Rose Tattoo's 'Angry' Anderson
Liam Anderson was found unconscious on the corner of Pavilion Street and Bridge Road in Queenscliff just after 6am on Sunday with serious head injuries. He died a short time later.
Following the tragic death of Liam Anderson, son of Rose Tattoo rocker Gary ‘Angry’ Anderson, friends and family of the 26-year-old have come together to reminisce on the life of the aspiring muso on social media.
Friends posted heartfelt tributes to Anderson's Facebook in droves, with many describing him as "humble and down to earth," while others praised him as "a talented soul" and "an amazing artist".
Here are four facts we know about the late MC.
He Was The Youngest Of Angry Anderson's Four Children
Born in February 1992, Liam Anderson was the son of famed Aussie musician Gary "Angry" Anderson and his ex-wife Lindy. The pair's first child -- daughter, Roxanne -- was born in 1983, followed by their three sons, Galen, Blaine and Liam. Following the couple's divorce in 2002, Angry moved to Beacon Hill on Sydney's Northern Beaches, where he still resides today.
Following his son's tragic death, Angry's management issued a statement on Sunday asking for privacy, adding that the family would "not be making any comment at this stage".
He Was An Up-And-Coming Hip-Hop Artist
According to Anderson's profile on Triple J Unearthed, in which he goes by the moniker 'Ranford Bigsby', Anderson had performed in several popular Sydney venues, including Kings Cross Hotel, Brighton Up Bar, Civic Underground and The Bald Face Stag.
He described his sound as "hip-hop and indie" while listing Decypher Us, Jim Morrison, Hopsin, Tupac, and Big L as his musical influences.
He Got His Rap Name From A Delivery Receipt
According to one friend who paid tribute to Anderson on his Facebook page, the late muso got his rap moniker from an old receipt.
"One day I asked Liam how he came to find his Rap name..." Sam Hunter wrote on his wall. "He told me that he found an old receipt from when he had ordered Pizza. 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."
Tupac's "Changes" Inspired Him to Become A Rapper
According to Anderson's YouTube music page, the song "Changes" by Tupac Shakur was the catalyst for him to chase his dreams of becoming a musician.
"It all started with one song ... I was in year three and a mate of mine gave me a CD the first track on it was 'Changes' by Tupac Shakur. I was hooked," his profile read, adding, "My older brother showed me this song 'Ebonics' by Big L … after I listened to that song I knew I wanted to do that with my life. So here I am ... Doing my thing."