Single mum-of-seven dies suddenly as ‘heartbroken’ family search for answers

A heartbroken family is searching for answers after a young mum-of-seven died suddenly.

Laura Hogg, 34, died in her sleep after recently moving from Staffordshire to Skegness to start a new life near mum Jane, 60.

But she tragically lost her life at the same age as her father Russell, who died almost 25 years earlier.

A post-mortem has proved inconclusive and her family have been left puzzled by the tragedy, which happened on January 22, according to StaffordshireLive.

It's left the family with an excruciating wait for answers as an inquest has yet to be opened into her death.

Laura's cousin Kayleigh Afzal told how the single mum had been close to achieving her dream of being a qualified counsellor.

Ms Afzal, who attended high school in Swadlincote with Laura, said: "She was such a warm, kind, funny person and a great, great mum – she adored her children.

"I was just absolutely stunned and heartbroken when I found out what had happened. I thought of those poor kids straight away – they must've been in the house when it happened. She'd been a full-time mum since she was 17, but was so close to getting qualified and having her life as she'd always wanted it; she wanted to give the kids a new lease of life on the coast.

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"One of her friends found her at her home in Skegness and called an ambulance, but she'd already died by the time they arrived. Jane was back here seeing family when it happened and she's now had to move back here. She can't face going back to Skegness after what's happened.

"We haven't been told anything yet about how she died and that's so hard, especially for the children."

Single mum Laura grew up in Oxford Street, Church Gresley, and leaves behind siblings Tom, 40; James, 35; and Emma, 33. Now mum-of-five Kayleigh is running 5km every day to raise money for the children, who are aged between three and 14.

The 32-year-old Swadlincote community nurse said: "Laura was always the life and soul of the party and I'd never seen her sad.

"She had so many friends and was so close to her mum; she always had time for everyone and was so chatty.Laura just loved to talk to people and understand them – that's why she would've made such an amazing counsellor.

"She didn't have life insurance and I just want to raise enough money to help the children and to send them on a nice holiday."

Anyone who wants to donate to Kayleigh's cause can do so by clicking here.

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