Chef, 19, dies after asthma attack as mum makes heartbreaking decision to switch off life support – The Sun

Chef, 19, dies after asthma attack as mum makes heartbreaking decision to switch off life support – The Sun

A TEEN chef has died after suffering a massive asthma attack at work as her heartbroken mum paid tribute and said: "She's with the angels now."

Lauren Reid, 19, fell ill during her shift at Gin71, in Glasgow’s Merchant City, last Friday and never regained consciousness.



Mum Elaine, who made the heartbreaking decision to switch off life support, has paid tribute to her "wonderful, beautiful and caring" girl, who passed away on Tuesday surrounded by her loved ones.

She wrote to Facebook: “The hardest post ever ever in the world.

“Two days ago on Tuesday I had switch off my beautiful baby daughter’s life support.

“Lauren Reid had a massive asthma and heart attack at her beloved work Gin 71 on Fri 7th.

“The wonderful beautiful caring person died doing the job she loved.

“The support has been absolutely immense everybody knows who they are.

“She is now with the angels too and she passed to Robbie’s song.

“She was the most amazing person never mind daughter and I thank everybody from the bottom of my heart for the support.”

The post was shared hundreds of times and dozens of tributes flooded in for for the Rangers fan.

Donna Malloy wrote: “Absolutely heartbroken for your sad loss.”

Jordan Hutchinson added: “Rip Lauren I will remember all the good time we had in school we will miss u lots and u will be looking done on all us love u lots fly hi.”

Montanna Livingston posted: “Most amazing friend memories are cherished forver goodnight my angel" and Jessica Hannay added: “She had the best send off she deserved everyone she loved around her xxx”.

Paul Reynolds, chief executive officer of Gin 71 owner TDQ Group Limited said staff were "devastated" in a heartfelt tribute to the chef.

He said: "As a small business we are totally devastated for the loss of Lauren.

"Lauren joined us as an apprentice out of school when she was 16.

"Lauren was always a quiet kid and really flourished into a confident member of our kitchen team at Cup and Gin71 at Merchant City.

"The Cup and Gin71 family are heartbroken for Elaine, John and Helen and all of her lifelong friends."

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