A Windsor man allegedly killed by his brother while the two were play fighting was a gifted musician, a proud pet rescuer and the life of the party, according to his obituary.

Corey Woodrich died after what police described as a "consensual wrestling match" outside a home on Elm Avenue on Oct. 21. He was 31

Darcey Woodrich allegedly put his brother in a choke hold, causing him to lose consciousness. The 35-year-old called an ambulance and Corey was transported to hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Darcey was charged with aggravated assault, and police said they're waiting on autopsy results to see if the charges against him will change.

Music and lyrics will live on

Reached by phone, his father Jim said Corey was a "good kid" and described the events leading up to his death as an "accident."

"His tenacity and passion were rare to this world," reads the obituary posted online. "His twisted sense of humour and indiscriminate generosity will be sadly missed, but his soul will live on forever, as he is now immortalized through his music and words."