12 December 2012 (aged 21)|
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston
|Cause of death||Tuberculosis|
|Education||Boston Grammar School, University of Lincoln|
|Parents||Marilyn and Shane White|
|Relatives||Alex White (brother)|
Craig White was educated at Boston Grammar School.
Based on an obituary in the Boston Standard
The family of an aspiring young journalism student who died suddenly last week have paid tribute to his happy nature. Craig White suffered from searing headaches, insomnia and nausea in the weeks leading up to his death, but his family said he put the symptoms down to the steroids he was taking for a long-standing medical condition. The 21-year-old, of Hessle Drive, Boston, died last Wednesday at Pilgrim Hospital. It is suspected that he may have died from meningitis but a post mortem was due to be held into his death yesterday (Tuesday). (It transpired that he had died of tuberculosis)
He had earlier posted on social networking website Twitter saying he felt unwell. Earlier this week, Craig’s family paid tribute to his 'happy-go-lucky' attitude and ability to make others smile. Girlfriend Laurie Caumette said: “He was somebody who would always make people happy.
"I can’t even imagine him on an unhappy day – everyone would describe him with a smile on his face.
"I will miss his laugh most. I’ve got photos of his smile, but I have not got his laugh."
His dad Shane added: "He was such a wonderful son." Brother Alex Ford said: "I shall miss my brother forever." Craig, who was an avid Manchester City fan and wrote a blog for the club, had been taking steroids for a number of weeks following a flare up of his crohn’s disease – a condition which affected his digestion. He had returned to Boston from the University of Lincoln for routine treatment at Pilgrim Hospital when he was taken ill. The student – a former Boston Grammar School pupil – was studying to become a sports journalist.
A University of Lincoln spokesman said: "We now know that Craig died as a result of developing tuberculosis. Craig was a much-loved member of the Lincoln School of Journalism and the whole university community has been deeply saddened by his untimely death. There is no reason to believe there is a risk to the health of members of the university community."
Craig was studying for a degree in journalism at the University of Lincoln.
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