A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Merseyside from a stab wound.
David Butterworth, 38, of St Helens was found outside a property on Tilbrook Drive in Peasley Cross, Sutton in the early hours of Sunday.
Police said he was taken to hospital but died later that morning.
A woman, 28, from St Helens, was arrested at the house on suspicion of assault. She was subsequently re-arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police said a post-mortem examination had found he died of a single stab wound.
Mr Butterworth's family said he would "always be in our hearts".
In a statement the family added: "After the tragic loss of our son David, who will be sadly missed, the family request privacy to grieve him."