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Tributes made to former Duke of York's and Walmer Science College pupil Alex Namey, 19, who died suddenly

By Eleanor Perkins

Tributes have been paid to a former Walmer Science College and Duke of York's School pupil who has died.

Alex Namey, 19, died suddenly on Saturday.

The cause of his death has not been confirmed although it is thought to have been a medical incident.

Alex Namey, a former pupil at Duke of York's Royal Military School, also Walmer Science College and Astor College in Dover
Alex Namey, a former pupil at Duke of York's Royal Military School, also Walmer Science College and Astor College in Dover

A spokesman for the Duke of York’s Royal Military School said: “We are saddened to hear the news of Alex Namey’s death and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

“He attended the school from November 2012 to October 2014. He had previously been a student at a Deal secondary school before joining DOYRMS and went on to complete his education at Astor College in Dover.”

Tributes have been left online describing the teen as a “nice lad” with a “kind heart and “good soul”.

Owen Michael said: “Rest in paradise Alex Namey aka big bird. I’ll love you even if I didn’t show it sometimes. Brilliant friend with only brilliant intentions, such a nice lad taken way too early. Love you brother.”

Kim Bailey said: “It’s a sad day for people. Prayers with everyone who knows him, R.I.P Alex Namey.”

Emily Rose Wheeler said: “Rest in peace Alex Namey. Such a sound boy with a kind heart. Taken way too soon!”

Jake Smissen posted: “Rest in peace Alex Namey, hard to even fathom that you’re gone really. Still trying to wrap my head round it. a taken way too soon. Sleep well.”

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