South Wales Police say that formal identification took place this afternoon and his family are being supported by specially trained officers.
The incident happened around 11.20am yesterday morning, Monday 13th March.
Detective Inspector Carl Price said: “Our thoughts remain with Brian’s family and friends, at what is a very difficult time for them, and those who have been injured following the explosion.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the incident, and these enquiries are being carried out in partnership with relevant agencies including the Health and Safety Executive.
“The patience and understanding of local residents on Clydach Road, and the wider community in Morriston, is very much appreciated while this work remains ongoing.”
Wales and West Utilities are still investigating the cause of the explosion, which is suspected to be a gas leak.
Rob Long, Chief Operating Officer for Wales & West Utilities said: “We continue to work with the emergency services following an explosion at a property in the Clydach Road area of Swansea yesterday morning (13 March). As the gas emergency service, it is our role to make sure the area is safe and support the investigation.
“The cause of the explosion is not yet known, and we are remaining at the scene to support the emergency services.
“Due to the extensive nature of the explosion, we are also carrying out comprehensive checks in the local area to rule out any damage to our network as a result of the explosion. These investigations are rigorous and ongoing.
“We understand that there will be speculation as concerns for safety are heightened following an incident such as this, however, we are working hard to conclude our checks so as many residents can return to their homes as soon as possible.
“We would like to reassure the local community that every safety precaution is being taken. As part of this, we are joined by other utilities in turning off gas and power to the immediate surrounding properties – however, there will be no impact on gas supplies to the wider area.
“Our thoughts remain with the family of those affected and with the community of Morriston.”
(Lead image: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service)
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