Results day tinged with sadness for friend Livvy
School ‘deeply saddened’ at news of popular pupil found dead at festival A LEVEL results day was tinged with sadness at St Clement Danes School in Chorley Wood as students mourned the death of one of their peers, Livvy Christopher.
Hampshire Police reported the death of the Chesham teenager on Monday August 15, when she was found unresponsive in her tent at the BoomTown Festival site near Winchester.
A police statement said that despite the efforts of paramedics and the on-site doctor, Livvy was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Josephine Valentine, headteacher of St Clement Danes School said: “The students and staff at the school were deeply saddened and upset to hear of the tragic death of Livvy Christopher. Livvy was a popular and successful student, who had many friends and was well-liked by her teachers.
“It is poignant that her death came before she was able to collect A level results of which she would have been proud.
“We will miss Livvy deeply and our thoughts are with her family and many friends at this tragic time.”
Earlier in the week tributes flooded in from heartbroken friends and classmates on social media, who said they were “in bits” over her death.
Close friend Sophie Cooper described Livvy as a “beautiful person”, adding that she “brought so much joy to life and will always be in our hearts”. Livvy’s best friend, Georgina Hutchins, from Rickmansworth, also paid her respects to the teenager on Facebook after hearing of the tragedy.
She wrote: “Last night I found out that I lost my best friend. Words can’t begin to describe how devastated I am and how much I am going to miss you.
“I will never forget how easily you brought smiles and laughter to any situation even in the worst of times. Not having you here just won’t be the same.
“I will forever cherish the memories we had together. You were truly a character. Love you forever and always Liv.”
Others followed suit, describing Livvy as a “great fun” and “amazing” friend who lit up everyone’s life she touched.
Callum Chappell said: “Rip Livvy. Honestly the most funny and amusing person to be around, the world lost someone amazing.”
Writing on her Facebook page, Lexii Stubbs, whose sister Ime was close to Livvy, added: “What a lovely girl, absolutely devastated. Love to my little sister and her friends who are in absolute bits.”
The inquest into Livvy’s death began on Wednesday August 17, and was adjourned until November 7.
Speaking after the news of Livvy’s death, a spokesman for Hampshire Police said: “Sadly, despite efforts from paramedics and the on-site doctor, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious but investigations are ongoing on behalf of the coroner. Officers continue to work closely with BoomTown organisers, and witnesses and friends who were at the event are being supported.”
The circumstances surrounding Livvy’s death have not yet been confirmed.