Ed Cooper: Tributes to Leeds teenager found dead at university

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a 'dearly loved' student from Leeds who has died suddenly at the age of 18.

Monday, 3rd October 2016, 7:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:45 pm
Ed Cooper, 18, from Guiseley, whose friends have said was a "charismatic guy" whose smile would "light up a room".

Ed Cooper, of Guiseley, had only started studying Events Management at Manchester Metropolitan University this year. He was found dead at a halls of residence on Wednesday.

In a statement paying tribute to Mr Cooper, his family said: “Ed was a big personality who lived life to the full. We loved him dearly and we will miss him so much.”

Mr Cooper’s friends have been leaving messages on a Facebook group which has been set up by his family to celebrate his life.

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Katherine Skelton posted: “He was the nicest, most genuine guy ever and got along with anyone and everyone he came across.”

Laura Jones wrote: “Such a wonderful, charismatic guy who has made lifelong impressions on everyone who has had the pleasure of knowing him.”

Faizaan Hanif posted: “He was such a down to earth lad that was always smiling and had never failed to make us all laugh.”

And Jake Keating wrote: “A happy go lucky young man with a smile that would light up a room.”

Mr Cooper’s body was found by police after they were called to Oxford Court university halls by the ambulance service. The cause of the teenager’s death remains unclear.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly before 10pm on Wednesday, September 28, police were called by the ambulance service to a property on Stretford Road, Hulme, to reports of a sudden death.

“Officers attended the address, where the body of an 18-year-old man was found.

“The matter is not suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

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