A person whose wedding ceremony was postponed resulting from Covid has died at 31 after a sudden and identified coronary heart situation.
Andrew Key, a father-of-one from Longridge, was discovered useless within the tub earlier this 12 months having succumbed to Sudden Arrhythmia Demise Syndrome (SADS), also referred to as Sudden Grownup Demise Syndrome.
Andy, who labored at British Aerospace, had gone upstairs to have a bathe earlier than work, whereas his two-year-old son Arlo sat in his excessive chair downstairs. The 31-year-old by no means returned.
The younger dad, who was speculated to be getting married in August, additionally leaves behind his fiancee Danielle Riley.
Danielle has paid tribute to her late companion of 11 years who died with out displaying any indicators of prior sickness in any respect.
“It is nonetheless such a shock, I do not perceive how a wholesome particular person can simply all of the sudden die; he wasn’t ailing, there was no motive for it,” the 28-year-old instructed LancsLive.
“In the complete time I’ve recognized him he is solely ever had sooner or later off work, he was by no means sick, he wasn’t a sick particular person.
“The shock, the emotional impression of a sudden inexplicable demise, I simply cannot describe it. It would not appear actual.
“Once they instructed me it was SADS I simply did not imagine it, it was like somebody had made it up, prefer it wasn’t an actual factor.
“He was such an excellent particular person: an excellent father, an excellent good friend, an excellent companion. He did not do something to deserve this.
“Individuals will learn this and suppose: ‘this may not occur to me’ however it does occur.”
Andy was a senior supplies engineer at British Aerospace, having joined the corporate proper out of college.
Longridge born and bred, Andy met the love of his life Danielle when he was 20, they’ve been collectively ever since.
Danielle has described Andy as a sort and clever man who was well-known all through his dwelling city.
She mentioned: “He was a really hardworking man, he taken care of me and Arlo, he at all times offered for the household.
“He was very fashionable, he had numerous associates they usually at all times got here to him for recommendation as a result of he was very clever and at all times knew what to do.
“He had numerous time for everyone, he was an excellent particular person.”
Andy was additionally know for his ardour for soccer, particularly his membership Preston North Finish who he adopted throughout the nation.
He was additionally an enormous England fan who attended two World Cups.
“He was an enormous sports activities fan on the whole,” Danielle mentioned. “He is been to numerous cricket matches and he is been to seven Grand Nationals.
“Andy wasn’t an enormous sportsman himself however he preferred each sport going.”
As-well-as having a son collectively, in two-year-old Arlo, Danielle and Andy had been resulting from get married in August 2020.
As a result of coronavirus pandemic the plans had been postponed for a 12 months.
Danielle mentioned: “The longer term may be very scary; we should always have been married.
“We had been speculated to get married and quiet down with Arlo as one huge glad household.”
On January 15, Andy and Danielle wakened collectively as regular.
Danielle took Arlo downstairs for breakfast and ready herself for work whereas Andy went and had a bathe.
The mum-of-one mentioned: “As time went on I started to marvel why Andy was taking so lengthy within the rest room however I nonetheless didn’t actually suppose a lot of it, I believed he should have been having a protracted bathe which he does generally.
“I keep in mind standing on the backside of the steps and shouting as much as him ‘come on or we’ll be late’.
“Once more, one other 5 minutes glided by and at this level, I used to be beginning to really feel a lump in my throat as he was nonetheless not responding to my calls.
“Once I bought upstairs the lavatory door was nonetheless locked however but there was no sound coming from inside, not even the noise of the water operating.”
Danielle referred to as her dad who was capable of break down the lavatory door.
They discovered Andy collapsed within the tub.
“I believed he should have banged his head,” mentioned Danielle. “My dad carried out CPR on Andy; I keep in mind simply screaming that this might not be taking place.”
Weeks after Andy’s demise, Danielle was instructed by way of a pathologist report that the 31-year-old had died from SADS.
The situation pertains to a sudden and inexplicable coronary heart assault.
“Arlo will not have a dad in his life which is not truthful on him,” mentioned Danielle. “Andy would have influenced his life in such a constructive manner, he would have finished every part for him.
“My coronary heart broke twice that day, as soon as for me and as soon as for Arlo.”
In line with Cardiac Threat within the Younger (CRY), a mean of 12 individuals aged underneath 35 die all of the sudden from a beforehand undiagnosed coronary heart situation each week within the UK.
Analysis has proven that 80 per cent of those deaths happen with no prior signs.
Andy’s household are decided to forestall others from struggling
Danielle mentioned: “As soon as we now have our head round issues we shall be pushing to arrange free screenings.
“We need to assist our wider neighborhood and guarantee one thing constructive can come out of this.”
A few of Arlo’s associates are doing a sponsored golf occasion to boost cash for CRY in Andy’s title.
Obtain the LancsLive app at no cost on iPhone right here and Android right here.
You’ll be able to join free day by day updates with the LancsLive publication right here