Taylor Muir died suddenly in the early hours of
Taylor Muir, 14, died suddenly in the early hours of yesterday morning from the same condition, Long QT Syndrome, that claimed the life of her sister Jodie, 16, in 2014.
Their parents, Peter Muir and Laura McArthur, were last night being comforted by relatives as tributes poured in for “beautiful and comical” Taylor.
In a statement, friends of the family wrote: “Our beautiful angel Taylor Muir passed away in the early hours of this morning. Her heart simply stopped beating and the hospital staff could not bring her back.
Taylor was only 14 and had her full life ahead of her
Friends of the family
“Taylor was only 14 and had her full life ahead of her. She was not only beautiful inside and out, but she was so comical and always made us laugh and smile. To lose one child is devastating but to lose two is utterly cruel and heartbreaking.”
It comes almost three years after Jodie was found dead in bed at her father’s house in Glasgow’s Gorbals are in August 2014.
She had been at a party in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, the night before and at the time police believed her death may have been linked to drugs.
However, a post-mortem revealed there were no illicit substances in Jodie’s system – just a small amount of alcohol – and her mother threatened legal action against the force.
Ms McArthur, from Shettleston in Glasgow, later said her daughter died from heart failure, the same condition that killed her nephew 13 years earlier.
She has since campaigned for enhanced heart screening in children.
Jodie Muir died in 2014
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Taylor’s friends took to Facebook to pay their respects, while a GoFundMe campaign was set up to help the family pay for the Eastbank Academy pupil’s funeral.
It had passed its £3,000 target last night, coming close to doubling that amount.
On Facebook, friend Darci Madden wrote: “Just woke up to the worst news ever. Never know whats round the corner. Rest in peace Taylor Muir. Taken far too young.”