An employee from Studio 338 has died following the inferno which ripped through the Greenwich Peninsula nightclub.

The blaze broke out just before midday on Monday, August 8 gutting the Ibiza-style mega club and several surrounding buildings.

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Around 100 firefighters were called to the scene and the man, named by friends as nightclub staff member Tomas Ceidukas, was rescued from a burning building.

The 28-year-old was rushed to hospital with extensive injuries and died there on Tuesday.

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In a statement the club said: “Our hearts are smashed and broken. Tomas fought for as long as he could given the extent of his injuries. He was as strong as an Ox but it was too much even for him. We are so sad to tell you all that he died a few minutes ago.

“This picture was taken in Ibiza last year when the whole team went out. He was the happiest guy on the island but instead of spending it off clubbing all the time he stayed with the family and played with the kids by the pool, always making sure everyone was having a great holiday, helping with the food and generally just being Tomas.

Hundreds of people have been paying tribute to Tomas, pictured on a trip to Ibiza with fellow Studio 338 employees

"He was so pure and beautiful. An inspiration to us all, always positive, never complaining, working through the night to make sure the parties were the best they could be for you and us.

“We are all so devastated to lose him like this. Everything we do from now on is for you our brother.”

Hundreds of people have paid tribute to Tomas on Studio 338’s Facebook page, sending their condolences to his family and saying how much he will be missed.

Raminta Vi said: "I'm heartbroken I'm devastated and I can not express my pain, he was and he will be my childhood friend,we had so much fun will be missed and never forgotten."

Jake Duncan said: "Didn't deserve to go out that way! I hate the way the world works sometimes. RIP Buddy x."

Larissa Maier said: "So sad to hear that, Tomas was a great man. My deepest condolences to his family and his close friends."

Tommi Anderson said: "Worse than the loss of any club or building. Thoughts with his family and friends at this time x."

Read more tributes here.

The police are working with the Health and Safety Executive on a joint investigation into what caused the fire in Boord Street.

On Monday they arrested 14 men on suspicion of arson but they were released without charge. and de-arrested.

In a statement they said: “A 28-year-old man was taken to an east London hospital. He died in hospital on Tuesday, 9 August.

“Next of kin have now been informed but formal identification has yet to take place."

The fire on Greenwich Peninsula has damaged a large part of Studio 338

Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.