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Tributes paid to Norton teenager, Jamie Cowton, 17
TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager who died suddenly at home.
Jamie Cowton, who was 17, lived in The Grove, Norton.
The former pupil at Norton College was understood to have suffered from diabetes.
College headteacher Phil Loftus said: “Jamie was a popular student within his peer group and his loss will be keenly felt by the community.
“We know he had recently gained full-time employment and was facing his future with great positivity.
“He will be remembered for his sense of humour and his individuality.”
Further tributes have been paid to Jamie on Facebook, including a special site in his memory.
Messages posted include: “Will miss you so much Jay and that great big cheesy grin RIP Jamie your with the angels now”
Another post said: “Still can’t believe it, taken from us too soon. I’ll never forget his cheeky grin. A very polite handsome man.”
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said officers were called to a property in The Grove at about 9.10pm, on Sunday, October 13.
He said officers were currently investigating Jamie’s death, however they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.
Jamie leaves a mother Lynsey and father Mark. He was also brother to Georgia and Kyle.
His funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, in Norton, on Friday, at 11am, followed by an interment in Norton Cemetery.
Family flowers only are requested with donations by request to Diabetes UK.
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