Woman, 31, dies suddenly in her sleep hours after VE Day street party as heartbroken sister pays tribute – The Sun

A 31-YEAR-OLD woman who was "like an angel" died suddenly in her sleep just hours after celebrating at a VE Day street party.

Naomi Derrig, who had type 1 diabetes, had been suffering from migraines in the days just before her death.

Her heartbroken sister, Nikita Derrig, said Naomi had been "glowing" after spending Friday with her family at a VE Day street party in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

Naomi went to bed after speaking with her boyfriend on the phone, but was found unresponsive a few hours later by her mum Lynda Derrig.

Paramedics spent 20 minutes battling to save Naomi after her brother Jordan called 999, but she died in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Nikita told Manchester Evening News: "But they couldn't do any more, they couldn't take her to hospital. Her body just couldn't take it anymore.


"We don't know at which point she died."

It is the second tragic death to hit the family recently with Naomi's brother Billy taking his own life ten years ago.

Nikita was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 18 years old, and suffered from low blood pressure, which caused her to collapse.

She had also had a bleed on the brain and a foot infection.

The day before she died she was glowing. She looked so beautiful

The B&M Bargains shop worker had quit her job in recent months over her health issues.

Nikita added: "She had not been well, she had collapsed a lot this week.

"But the day before she died she was glowing. She looked so beautiful. Everyone was commenting on how beautiful she looked.

"She did all her make up and she said 'I'm having a great day'. She looked like an angel.


"People were playing music in the street and she was playing with her nephews. We made homemade burgers, she helped my mum cook it all.

"I'm so glad I had that day with her.

"She was so bubbly. She was amazing. She did nothing to deserve this. She was 31. She loved music and loved her family."

Despite being always "up and down" and in and out of hospital, Naomi was always "putting up a fight", her sister said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with the funeral costs as Naomi's parents go through the agony of burying a second child.

Nikita added: "My mum and dad shouldn't have to bury two children. They are still not over Billy.

"(Naomi) is with Billy now though, isn't she? Nobody had a bad word to say about either of them. They were both so lovely, and so loved."

It is not yet know what caused Naomi's death, with postmortem due to be held on Tuesday.

The fundraiser to help the family with the funeral costs has raised almost £2,000.

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