1981 - 2017
A talented French chef with scores of friends was a victim of the London Bridge terror attack. Tributes have flooded in from friends of the chef, who was incredibly popular.
One former colleague wrote: "Today we are all Sebastien Belanger there are no words to describe the sadness I feel. Such an amazing, decent and kind human.
"Life is so cruel at times, we should remember to be as kind as Seb, if we are all a little more like him than the world will be a little bit brighter.
"Sleep well my friend. Thank you for coming into mine and all of our life's it's been a pleasure working with you for so many years, the bonkers banter on the pass...the many weddings at coq d' Argent, the drinks and chats.... One last time.....OUI CHEF....."
Another said: "Sebastien Belanger, thank you for everything you taught me, thank you for the patience you showed me and thank you for being my friend. I can't say much more than I will miss you mon amie. Rest in peace Brother xxx"
The Frenchman planned to travel the world before his life was tragically cut short.
His friend wrote: "RIP Sebastien Belanger! I cant believe you just taken away from us like this... with all your plans soon of traveling the world, now you're just travelling straight to heaven!
"Its been such a rollercoaster ride working with you; we push, we shout, we argue, at the end we hug and thats why i did respect you big time as a chef! Learnt soooo much from you....you left us big wound in our hearts Seb! Gone but never forgotten"
Sebastien Belanger's friends searched high and low for their missing companion, who was separated from them as the three terrorists slammed their truck outside the Boro Bistro.
The people he loved went around all the hospitals looking for him, and launched a campaign on Facebook to find him. They also put up posters around London Bridge, hoping their friend was suffering from amnesia from shock, and that someone would recognise him.
Hours before British authorities told his family they had found a body thought to be his, his girlfriend wrote: "Thank you so much for all your support. We still have no news. We did a lot of work today with all Sebastien's friends and family, flyers are all over London, I hope we will see him soon.
Mr Belanger, who works at the Coq d’Argent restaurant in the City, had watched the football with friends who was having a last drink in the Boro Bistro when they heard the attackers’ van smash into a wall directly above them.
His friend Robin, 24, said that in the panic, he lost sight of Sébastien.