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Pictured: British man who plunged from balcony of Marbella five-star hotel

A British tourist who died at a luxury Costa del Sol hotel after plunging from a balcony onto a Spaniard enjoying a late-night drink on the terrace below has been pictured for the first time.

Anthony Holmes, 49, fell from the seventh-floor onto Antonio Gonzalez, 43, shortly before 2am in the five-star Melia Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella.

Father-of-two Mr Gonzalez - who ran a gym in the area - also lost his life in the double tragedy.

Police are trying to establish if the holidaymaker - who was visiting Marbella with his family - jumped or fell by accident. 

Anthony Holmes, 49, (left) fell from the seventh-floor of a luxury Costa del Sol hotel onto Antonio Gonzalez, 43, (right) shortly before in Marbella

 The Spaniard was with his wife and a group of friends when he was killed. The couple were looking at the hotel (pictured) as a potential venue for their daughter's holy communion

The British tourist was staying at the five-star Melia Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella and fell from its seventh-floor

The Spaniard was with his wife and a group of friends when he was killed, The Mirror reports.

The couple were looking at the hotel as a potential venue for their daughter's holy communion.

The group were singing 'happy birthday' shortly before Mr Holmes fell, local media reports.

The tragedy occurred at 1.45am Sunday morning and the two men died instantly.

Police are investigating the incident to determine whether the man fell or jumped. Pictured: Marbella (stock image)

Staff at the hotel said they would not be making any comment. 

National Police in Malaga, which is investigating, said: 'I can confirm two men have died at a hotel in Marbella after one plunged from the seventh-floor and landed on top of another.

'We are investigating.'

A well-placed sourced confirmed: 'The man who jumped or fell is a British man aged around 50. 

'The man who was enjoying a drink on the hotel terrace below him is a 43-year-old Spaniard.'

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