Pop star Robbie’s tribute to tragic daughter of pal
‘BEAUTIFUL’ 20-YEAR-OLD TOOK HER OWN LIFE WHILE ON WEEKEND AWAY IN MANCHESTER
ROBBIE Williams has paid an emotional tribute to the daughter of a close friend after she ‘took her own life’ during a weekend away with friends in Manchester.
The former Take That star said he hoped to help raise awareness of mental health issues following the death of Caitlin O’Reilly, 20.
Caitlin is the daughter of one of Robbie’s close friends.
In a message to his 2.57 million Twitter followers, Robbie wrote: “Caitlin Nicole O’Reilly was a beautiful 20-yearold girl with her whole life ahead of her. Yet she tragically took her own life.
“My friend Pete wants to try to help use this tragic event to raise awareness of the amount of young people suffering with mental health issues. I am honoured to support him in memory of Caitlin.”
Caitlin, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, died during a weekend away with friends in Manchester earlier this year.
Dad Pete, a close friend of Robbie, wrote: “Caitlin was a very happy child, who grew up in an extremely loving family. She suffered on and off over recent years with her mental health.
“Caitlin is no longer with us but I want us all to remember her, and so many other beautiful souls across the world. There are so many who have sadly made a choice to end their lives, when action could have prevented it from happening.
“Together, we must do all we can to help those suffering and try to limit the devastation caused by suicide.
“Dealing with the aftermath of a loved-one who has made the choice to end their life is incredibly difficult. Suicide has a devastating impact on those who are left behind and are having to pick up the pieces. Sometimes there is no warning or explanation.
“My message to anybody feeling low, or who is suffering with their own mental health in any way, is to firstly recognise it. That is the most courageous step; identifying you need help. Be brave. Talking is essential.
“I urge you to tell your friends and loved-ones how you are feeling and seek as much help as you can. There are so many organisations available to help you right now. Do not suffer in silence.
“It is staggering the amount of children and young people who feel so low they are contemplating taking their own lives. We all owe them our time, effort and experience to stop them making the same mistake as Caitlin.
He added: “Let’s never give up for Caitlin’s memory and so many other beautiful souls around the world.”
Caitlin O’Reilly took her own life while on a weekend away in Manchester