Yorkshire Evening Post readers have paid tribute to a “one-in-a-million” nine-year-old boy following his death from a virus.
Otis Webster, of Armley, Leeds, was found lifeless in his bedroom by his mother, 46-year-old Beverley Webster, after he was kept off school suffering from what was thought to be no more than a cold.
Family and friends were expected to gather yesterday (Feb 2) for the youngster’s funeral at Cottingley Hall Crematorium.
George Delahunty: Was a pleasure knowing Otis, and it was a pleasure seeing him on a Wednesday night at Boys Brigade, so full of life and a real character. Rest In Peace Otis buddy x - 11th Leeds Boys Brigade
Sarah Louise Limbert: How heart breaking. Poor little man and my heart goes out to the parents no one thinks they are going to outlive their children. RIP xxxx
Natalie Spittles: RIP young man so sad gone too soon x x sweet dreams fly high with the stars xx my heart goes out to his parents and family x
Sar Eden: Such a pleasure knowing you Otis. Alfie-Lee will never forget how you taught him football and made him laugh. Fly high angel. Good night and god bless. Xxxx
Angela Magnay: What a pleasure to have known this delightful young man. Another star shines in heaven. Good night sleep tight Otis. RIP xx
Stacey Rawlins: My heart goes out to his parents what they must be going through I can’t begin to imagine RIP little man sleep tight xx
Mandy Michelle Murgatroyd: Poor little man big hugs to his family RIP.
Carly Hudson: Sleep tight Otis big hugs to your mum Bev xxx
Dawn Louise Potters-Zymovek: This is so sad both my girls have had a virus this weekend. I always worry about something like this but it to actually happen is devastating. I can not even begin to imagine what his parents are going through. My thoughts are with them and RIP to a young man taken far too soon.
Kath Konsoula: Heartbreaking such a handsome young man taken too soon. RIP thoughts with his family xx
Amanda Barnes: RIP Otis lots of love to Bev and family at such a sad time - 11th Leeds Boys Brigade X
Pat Lightowler Kirk: So sad RIP little man sleep tight. My heart goes out to his mum dad and family xxxx
Leanne Eastwood: Life can be so cruel shine bright little man xxxx
Debbie Hebblethwaite: Poor little boy! Heartbreaking! His poor family! I hope they can find solace in their memories of their time with him. Words escape me. I’m so sorry.xxxxxx
Mark Lee: Sleep tight sunbeam and shine down on your Mum and Dad.God bless you Otis. xx
Nicola Kelly: RIP little lad took far too early xxxx
Julie Webster Was Bedford: RIP little man taken too soon thoughts go out to his family xx
Nichola Louise Wilson: Rest in peace little man fly high xxxxx
Debi Broome: So sad RIP little fella xx
Sonia Michelle Myers: RIP little man thought are with your family xx
Karen Adams Ozbourne: RIP Otis, thoughts to his Mum, Dad and family who must be heartbroken X
Tracey Bull: Poor little boy RIP and condolences to his parents X
Lucy Walker: So so sad my wee angel RIP always goes out to his family x
Emma Keech: So upsetting, poor parents should never have to lay your child to rest. RIP XX
Karen Linstrum: So very very sad , my heart goes out to his family and friends at this tragic time . RIP now flying with the angels xx
Sammy L Taylor: Very sad. RIP sweet dream’s little man. My thoughts go out to his family xx
Jon Knott: A parent’s worst nightmare RIP little man so sad to hear
Jules Kelly: That’s so sad, poor parents, heart goes out to you x
Helen Dunlop: Sweet dreams Otis. Zach is really going to miss you. Love to Miss Webster xxx
Nyree Mchale: So sad, every parents nightmare - Rest in peace little man - condolences to the family x
Tanjina Rahman: Heart breaking... Can’t believe Otis is not here anymore.
Natalie Brier: Rest in paradise Otisx
Hanaa Blannd: Heart wrenching. RIP beautiful boy!
Emmaleen Wilkinson: Heartbreaking x x x x
Anabela Trindade: RIP little angel
Angela Hagan: So sad, and another young man taken so soon. It’s tragic. RIP Otis. X
Amy Willcox: How tragic, poor little fella xxx
Lisa Spink: Night night god bless little fella. Thoughts and prayers with family and friends. RIP Otis. Xxx
Kerrie Digings-Woods: Absolutely devastating. RIP young man x
Gilbert Ferguson: RIP. There’s a home for little children above the bright blue skies. RIP
Maria Emmerson: So sad. My thoughts are with his family Sweet dreams little man xx
Laura Cooper: Such sad news. RIP Otis x
Vicky Mummy Helliwell: RIP little man love to you Bev at this sad time xxxx
Cynthia Price: RIP Otis. Sad story. Thoughts are with the parents of Otis. Their grief is unimaginable.
Si Wright: A parent’s worst nightmare feel for them RIP
Anna Lally: What a stunning child, how heartbreaking for all his family and friends. RIP x
Derenea Blan: This is so, so sad heartbreaking for them x
Maureen O Hare: RIP little man my thoughts are with his family and friends.
Magsq Ratcliffe: So sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to the family .
Sue Holland: So sad. RIP little fella, my thoughts go out to his family and friends. X
Kelly Shaw: Lots of love to Bev. Otis you were a wonderful little boy xxxxxx
Sandra Hannan: That’s so sad. RIP little man my thoughts to your family. They must be heartbroken xx
Sarah Priestley Cliffe: RIP Otis fly high with the angels thoughts and prayers and love are with Bev and family at this time xxxx
Pamela Thomas: Sending prayer to this young man family. May he rest in heaven. So sad.
Michelle Langridge: So sad RIP thoughts go out to his family xx
Lisa Render: RIP Otis. Love and thoughts to all family. So sad xx
Sara Keating: RIP little man. Thinking of all the family. Heartbreaking xxx
Claire Page Allatt: Poor family. This is heartbreaking. Love to his mum and family xxx
Elizabeth Bycroft: RIP another angel called home. Thoughts and prayers sent to your family xxxx
Teri Noutch: Heartwrenching. RIP little man, my heart goes out to the family at this extremely devastating time xxx
Lisa Smith: Thinking of family xx
Shenell Louchea Robshaw: So sad RIP x
Steve Clark: Very sad. Rest in peace.
Sonia Kaur: So heartbreaking. What a beautiful little man RIP.
Sammii Potter: RIP little man
Zain Hudson: This is so sad. Thoughts are with his family. Xx
Ema Auty: RIP little man xx
Bev Campbell: Our thoughts are with you
Lindsay Ward: RIP little one.
Chris Gale: RIP fella.
Melanie Wilson: So so sad thoughts go out to his family. X
Lynsey O’Donnell Ward: God bless him, heartbreaking news. Heaven must have needed an angel x
Anita Foster: So so sad x
Goodas Alc: RIP little angel xx
Rebecca Denny: Miss Otis.
Mandy Hebblethwaite: RIP Otis so very sad xx
Kathryn Lewis: Such a sad day.
lisa Wilkie: So sad xxx