Family of Stevenage’s Danny Cook, 28, overwhelmed by support after tragic death

Much-loved Danny Cook, 28, died suddenly after collapsing while out for a jog. Picture courtesy of C

Much-loved Danny Cook, 28, died suddenly after collapsing while out for a jog. Picture courtesy of Carly Cook. - Credit: Archant

The family of a young man who died unexpectedly after going out for a jog have been overwhelmed by support to raise funds for his funeral.

Danny Cook, who lived in Wisden Road in Stevenage, went out for a jog last Friday and collapsed in Verity Way, where he was found having a seizure by a family.

Danny, 28, went into cardiac arrest and died in hospital the following morning. He leaves behind his four-year-old daughter, Sophia.

Danny, who worked at Stevenage Family Butchers at The Oval, was well-known in the town and an appeal to raise £5,000 to pay for his funeral has been exceeded, with more than £6,500 donated.

His sister, Carly, said: “Someone has anonymously donated £1,000 and we are so grateful to everyone. Thank you all so much.”


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Danny’s funeral will be held at St Nicholas Church in Stevenage at 1pm on November 15 and all who knew Danny are welcome.

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