Choirboy dies in 'tragic accident' at home in Suffolk

A 12-year-old choirboy has died in a "tragic accident" at his Suffolk home.

Paramedics were unable to save Edward Morgan-Gooch, who died in hospital after the incident at home in Wickhambrook, between Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, on 2 November.

Edward sang at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, which has issued a statement in tribute to him.

The ambulance service confirmed it was called to deal with a boy who was in "cardiac/respiratory arrest".

Frances Ward, dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, said: "It is with deep sadness that the cathedral has to announce the death of one of our choristers.

'Passion for singing'

"Edward Morgan-Gooch died in a tragic accident at home last Wednesday.

"He was a lovely, happy 12-year-old... we will all miss his enthusiasm and passion for singing, his cheerfulness and his lively and inquisitive personality."

The cathedral community is supporting Edward's family as well as other choristers, choir members and parents, the statement added.

Edward's father, barrister Recorder Christopher Morgan, 47, has worked on high-profile murder cases including that of the torture and murder of Norfolk teenager Simon Everitt who was tied to a tree and set on fire near Great Yarmouth.

Neither he nor Edward's mother Julia have commented on the incident.

An inquest was opened and adjourned on Wednesday.

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