Woodham Mortimer: Grandparents pay tribute to 20-year-old grandson who was loved by everyone (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Woodham Mortimer: Grandparents pay tribute to 20-year-old grandson who was loved by everyone
A grandmother and grandfather have paid tribute to their football-mad grandson after he died at the age of 20 from a genetic medical condition.
Coventry University student Alexander Nicholls, from Rectory Lane, Woodham Mortimer, died last month from Ehlers- Danlos syndrome (EDS) just one day after finishing his final exams for his Events Management degree.
The rare condition, which his mother Debra died from last year, is based on a deficiency of collagen and can lead to spontaneous ruptures of the arteries, which led to Alexander’s fatal cardiac arrest. There is no known cure.
His grandfather, Brian Strudwick, from Nursery Lane, Danbury, described him as having a passion for sports.
He said: “He was a keen Chelsea supporter. At his funeral there was Chelsea memorabilia and the flowers were blue and white.”
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