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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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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