Friends raise money for funeral of ‘funny and caring’ 27-year-old Liam Quinn from Stevenage who tragically died in his sleep on Sunday morning
Friends of 27-year-old Liam Quinn have clubbed together to raise money for his funeral, just two days after he tragically passed away from a suspected heart attack at the weekend.
Liam’s friend Leeroy Williams set up a JustGiving page to raise cash for his friend’s funeral which met its £5,000 target earlier today.
Leeroy paid tribute to his friend who lived in Sish Lane in Stevenage, saying: “It is with deep sadness to inform people and all who knew and loved Liam Quinn, a former Barclay School student, he has passed away during his sleep from a heart attack over the weekend.
“Many knew him from school as always being hilariously funny, entertaining and caring to all.
“He enjoyed Arsenal FC and was a gem at making people laugh and smile.”
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The fundraising total now stands at £5,363 and 155 people have donated so far.
Leeroy added: “The community spirit has worked wonders and so far, within less than 24 hours, we raised 86 per cent of that.
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“We still would like to raise more to be sure of a great send off for a guy that many knew, loved and shared a laugh with. This would be lovely for him, his friends and family.
“Rest in peace Liam Quinn.”
Police were called to Sish Lane in Stevenage at 11.30am on Sunday after ambulance crews alerted them.
An inquest into Liam’s death will be held in due course.
To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Liam-Quinn.