Heart­break for friends and fam­ily at woman’s death

Daugh­ter had strug­gled with loss of mother

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE - By Lynn Cox mes­sen­gernews@ thek­m­group.co.uk @KM_news­room

A young woman who had re­cently lost her mother has been found dead at home, an in­quest heard

Paige Ch­ester was dis­cov­ered by her sis­ter and a friend last Mon­day af­ter they could not con­tact her.

The news has been met by grief from the pop­u­lar 21-year-old’s dev­as­tated friends.

An in­quest into her death was opened at Arch­bishop’s Palace, Maid­stone, on Fri­day.

Coro­ner Pa­tri­cia Hard­ing was told the cause of death was sus­pen­sion.

Paige, of Thorn­hill Road, Maid­stone, had pre­vi­ously told a fam­ily friend she wanted to be with her mother, who had passed away in Novem­ber.

Just days be­fore her death, Paige, who had grown up in Up­per Halling, had posted on her Face­book page that she was happy, say­ing: “Af­ter the worst time of my life I’ve come out so much stronger, couldn’t be hap­pier right now with work and life in gen­eral.

“Soppy as it is wish you could see me now mum but hope you’re proud of me.”

Friends and fam­ily have taken to Face­book to talk of their shock.

Her brother, Shane Ch­ester, paid a heart­break­ing trib­ute, say­ing: “This is killing me. I know you’re with mum now and that’s all you wanted.

“Just know this, ev­ery­thing I do now is for you and mum. I just hope I can some­how make you proud of me.”

Rhys Michael Gray wrote: “RIP Paige Ch­ester. So close at a stage in our life, you helped me through a lot at one point. I can’t thank you enough and hear­ing the sad news that you’ve trag­i­cally passed away at such a young age is a pull on the heart strings. Thoughts go out to Shan­non. Lots of love, sleep tight.”

Demi Thomas posted: “I am dev­as­tated to hear that the sky has gained an­other an­gel, Paige Ch­ester, sleep tight you lit­tle beauty.”

Lara Louise added: “Paige Ch­ester you dar­ling girl. Fly high with the an­gels, sleep tight xx.”

The full in­quest is ex­pected to be held on Tues­day, May 23.

For con­fi­den­tial sup­port on an emo­tional is­sue, call Sa­mar­i­tans on 08457 909090 at any time.

‘I know you’re with mum now and that’s all you wanted’

A Face­book pic­ture posted by Paige Ch­ester, 21, who was found dead at her home by her sis­ter and a friend

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