Avid gamer and guitar player Luke Tyler-Watton, 15, from Harlescott, Shrewsbury, died last Wednesday.
There has been an outpouring of grief for the Belvidere School pupil. His mum Stephanie said he was "capable of enormous love and kindness".
His mum Steph said: “He was a fearless funny confident happy boy and will be missed forever."
Belvidere School have set up a memorial garden for their students to put flowers and messages on.
Luke's godmother Sarah Whitehouse has created a fundraiser to help the family pay for his headstone and to support the family.
She said: "Luke was a happy, funny boy who loved his family and was so very loved by many.
"We are raising funds to help his beautiful mum during this heartbreaking time to go towards any costs that Steph my encounter.
"Please give what you can no matter how small as it all helps Steph during this unimaginably distressing time. Let’s do all we can to support her."
She added: "Some of it will go towards the wake, the majority of it however will be going towards a headstone for Luke as these things are very expensive. It’s truly heart warming the generosity people have shown towards my best friend during this horrific time.
"Everyone who knew Luke, lived by them, worked with his mum, even our old school friends, have all passed on loving messages of condolences and support for his mum."
You can donate to support the family by visiting uk.gofundme.com/f/p5zzw-lukes-memorial-fund