Farewell to tragic Canterbury teenager Lauren Smith found dead at university
Tributes have been paid to a Canterbury teenager found dead
in her room at university.
Lauren Smith, 18, was in her first year at
the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, studying
anthropology and philosophy.
Paramedics were unable to revive her in university halls of
residence and she was pronounced dead.
Police said they are not treating the death of Lauren,
whose mother Laura lives in Strangers Lane, Thanington, as
Fellow students, who have been wearing green ribbons in memory
of Lauren and held a memoerial service, said her death had been a
huge shock and described her as a lovely girl with lots of
Many tributes have been paid to her on her Facebook page, where
she was said to have "touched many hearts".
Special counselling sessions were organised at the university
for students trying to come to terms with Lauren's death.
A university spokesman said: "The university community is
saddened to note that one of our first year students passed away.
Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and colleagues at this
Lauren, who died on November 17, was described by her
family as "very much loved by all who knew her".
They added: “No words can describe the pain we feel."
Lauren and her family had previously lived in Dover and the
funeral service was held at River Parish Church on Tuesday.
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