Tributes to Roxy Walker after mysterious death

Roxy Walker died in hospital last month, three days after being admitted. Picture: contributed

Roxy Walker died in hospital last month, three days after being admitted. Picture: contributed

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A YOUNG woman who died in mysterious circumstances was “the brightest star in the sky”, her gran has said.

Roxy Walker, from Duddingston, died in hospital last month, three days after being admitted.

Police said they were not treating her death as suspicious, but the cause remains unknown.

Tributes have poured in across social networking sites to the popular 23-year-old, who lived in Meadowfield Drive, as friends and family said their heartbreaking goodbyes.

Her father, Korvin, posted on Facebook: “My beautiful daughter Roxy has sadly passed away but she will remain in my heart forever. Luv you my little baby girl, my braveheart. Mum and dad will always miss you, our special baby girl.”

Former Liberton High School pupil Roxy was described as “the brightest star in the sky” by her grandmother, Gina Dickson.

She posted on Facebook: “You were much too good for this world, and God decided to take you.

“In doing so he has broke [sic] all of our hearts.”

Mrs Dickson said: “You were a delight, always laughing dancing and just being Roxy.

“There have been many messages for you, your friends are heartbroken and they all say how precious you were to them.

“That’s a good indication of how you affected all their life’s [sic].

“We will miss you till the end of time.

“We will remember you for your love, kindness, your dancing around singing your daft songs, but most of all your love of family.

“We are all so proud of you. Sleep in peace our princess.”

Roxy’s aunt, Lynda Dickson, also posted: “Roxy you had a smile for everyone.

“You had a heart of gold. You have left us [more] precious memories than this world could ever hold.

“Sleep tight princess, forever young. Love you to the moon and back.”

Friend Megan Boyce said: “You we’re one in a million. There won’t be a day I won’t think about you and the daft/mad/funny stuff we’ve done together.”

In a touching tribute, family members released a fleet of multi-coloured balloons to the sky at the end of August to commemorate Roxy’s life.

A police spokesperson said: “Emergency services were called to Lochend Road South on the evening of August 19 following a report of concern for a 23-year-old woman.

“She was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she passed away on August 22.

“Her death is being treated as non-suspicious.”

She leaves behind her mother, Karen, and father Korvin, as well as siblings Lee and Zoe, and her partner, Mel.

A memorial service was held in Roxy’s honour on September 9 at Mortonhall Crematorium.