‘Beautiful’ and ‘inspiring’ woman dies suddenly after mental health struggle

Devastated friends have paid tribute to a young woman who died suddenly, calling her the “sweetest angel”.

Leonie Baigan passed away in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week.

Her family are planning to set up a legacy in her name to help others suffering from mental health issues, the Daily Record reports.

A GoFundMe page was set up after Leonie’s tragic death, with more than £7,000 already raised.

Her pals and relatives have also left a raft of poignant messages on social media.

One said: “My darling cousin. I have no words to say, I am speechless, distraught, heartbroken and in pure shock of your departure of this world.

“But I know the angels up there will be looking after you and you have become one of them, showing them how to party and how to have a good time.

“Leonie, you are and always will be an inspiration to everyone you know and I thank you for all our happy memories together.

“You have taught us how to love, care and help others and I can’t thank you enough. You are my forever best friend.

“I know you will be looking after all of us, fly high my beautiful. I love you more than words can say.”

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A friend added: “Shine bright beautiful girl. We will love you forever. RIP Leonie.”

A second pal wrote: “The saddest news, sweetest angel ever. Hug everyone tighter and be kinder. Life is too short.”

On Tuesday, March 9, David Alexander – who created the GoFundMe page – confirmed that Leonie’s funeral costs had been covered.

The remaining funds will go towards her mental health legacy.

David wrote: "Mental health still attaches a stigma to it even now but Mental health is REAL and NORMAL and if we work together and raise awareness to help others we will reach a better healthier place.

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Monique Munoz's family said she was a "beautiful, accomplished woman" who dreamed of going to law school.

The 32-year-old secretary died after her Lexus was hit side-on by a Lamborghini travelling at excessive speed on a West Los Angeles highway in California in the US.

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Police were called to Olympic Boulevard and Overland Avenue just after 5pm, where they found a male teenager behind the wheel of the luxury car.

A GoFundMe page was afterwards set up to support her family.

No arrests were made in relation to the incident.

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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