Mourners asked to wear pink for funeral of tragic Leeds nightclubber UPDATED

Natalie Bond, who died at Mint Club on Sunday,
Natalie Bond, who died at Mint Club on Sunday,
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Mourners have been asked to wear pink for the funeral of a popular woman who died at a Leeds nightclub.

Mother of one Natalie Bond was taken to hospital after falling ill during a night out at Mint Club on Harrison Street in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday, October 12.

Her death was confirmed a short time later.

A funeral for Miss Bond, who was 33 and lived in the city centre, will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Whitkirk on Friday.

A notice published in the Yorkshire Evening Post said: “The family request that everyone wear a touch of pink at the service in memory of Natalie.”

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An initial post mortem failed to determine what caused Miss Bond’s death. Police are awaiting the results of toxicology tests to find out whether drugs were involved.

An inquest is expected to open shortly.

In a statement, Mint Club expressed sympathies to her loved ones.

It said: “The management of Mint Club wish to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Natalie Bond who died under tragic circumstances on Sunday morning.

“While it is inappropriate to make any comment on the details of this death until the inquest is completed, we do wish to confirm that the club has and administers a zero tolerance drug policy.”

Dozens of people have posted comments on social media, including the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Facebook page, describing Miss Bond as a bubbly woman who was full of life.

Andrew Little said he had spoken to her hours before her death.

He wrote: “She was so pleasant.

“Then she disappeared into the beauty that was the night... sends a strong message about [not] taking life for granted, not living and enjoying every

moment. RIP, Leeds will miss you.”

Daniel Wilkinson said: “Natalie was an amazing woman, a woman full of character and a sense of humour that was second to none.”

Lorna Feeney added: “Still can’t believe it, she looked absolutely stunning Saturday night in [bar] Fibre, so happy and giddy as usual. RIP pretty lady, you will be missed.”

Bertie Carr described Miss Bond as “a lovely women and mother taken well before her time”.

Lisa Coyne said her death was “so sad”, adding: “It’s just too heartbreaking for words.”

Nick Taylor said: “There is one hell of a bright star in the sky tonight.”

On Twitter Kerry Charlton wrote: “RIP Natalie Bond,

a wonderful girl with a love for life.”

Photographer Luke Wicks said: “RIP to Natalie Bond – a face I certainly remember when I used to photograph club events in Leeds. Great character and always happy to help.”

Jodie Susters described Miss Bond as “a crazy girl who knew how to make you laugh”.

“She will be missed massively,” she added.

Daniel Bond added: “When you work in a city week in week out you see people that often that they become a staple part of a small community.

“Always smiling. Such sad news.”

West Yorkshire Police is appealing for anyone who may have information that could help the investigation to come forward.

Call Leeds District CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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