It is with immense sadness that I have to inform you that Anna passed away three weeks ago. She was admitted to hospital suffering from the worsening effects of Covid and was placed onto a ventilator. It was decided to induce a coma in order to alleviate her symptoms but during this she left us. I was in London and Ellie still in the U.S., both of us unaware that Anna’s condition was so serious. Our girl died with none of her friends present.
Anna had no actual family but her foster parents and we her friends are distraught at how someone as fit, energetic and full of life was taken from us in the space of a few days. Ellie is inconsolable.
As Anna’s legal advisor, the executor of her will, but firstly as her longtime friend, I saw to it that her wishes for her funeral were carried out, which were for a small service and then cremation. We as yet can’t bring ourselves to dispose of her ashes, and as such they are here with Ellie and I but in the near future we will take them to her favourite place in England, lake Windermere.
I know by seeing the amount of emails to this site and the activity on her Twitter account that she was popular, and that her death must come as a shock to you. I can see over a hundred emails awaiting an answer in her inbox even before this announcement, but you can understand that our emotions are too raw to begin to answer these. Instead we’ve taken the decision to announce Anna’s death like this. Ellie has given me access in order to close down Anna’s social media accounts, but we will leave the blog here if you’d like to leave a comment. We will consider leaving it here permanently as a memorial to her. Alternatively, my email address is email@example.com if you would prefer your message to be private.
We hope to arrange a celebration of Anna’s life in the future, in some form. This way, the many people that could not attend her funeral will be able to say goodbye to her. Again, I’m desperately sorry to have to inform people this way. I know she would ask you not to be sad, but to think of her warmly.
Anna, Saoirse, Antique, Miss G, Sandy.
All names for our beautiful girl.
We love you so very much, A.S.G.