The fiancee of lottery winner and transgender LGBT rights campaigner Melissa Ede says she has been “utterly devastated” by her dying.
The 58-year-old, who gained £4m on a lottery scratch card in 2017, died on Saturday night time, police mentioned.
Her companion, Rachel Nason, mentioned she discovered her slumped in a automobile at their house, close to Hull, after a coronary heart assault.
Ms Nason described her fiancee as “intelligent”, “humorous” and an inspiration to others.
Posting on Fb, Ms Nason mentioned a autopsy examination confirmed her companion had ischemic coronary heart illness, which led to “a sudden coronary heart assault”.
The previous taxi driver went out to get cigarettes however shortly afterwards Ms Nason seen her automobile engine revving.
Describing her rescue try, Ms Nason mentioned: “I ran to it and began shouting ‘Mel, get up’ however she did not even flinch.
“I put my hand on her chest and ear close to her mouth however might really feel no heartbeat or hear no breath.”
She mentioned she dialled 999 and began performing CPR, earlier than paramedics arrived.
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Ms Nason mentioned the lottery winner suffered from minor signs all week “like arm ache, fatigue and many burping”, since going into hospital on 5 Could when she acquired “the all clear” from medics.
However she “did not really feel unwell sufficient to go to a GP”, she mentioned.
“Mel clearly did not know she had this in any other case she would of sought medical recommendation.
“It is utterly devastated so many people and to be taken so abruptly and unexpectedly is heartbreaking.”
Ms Ede’s funeral is because of happen on 30 Could in Hull.
Earlier than scooping the jackpot, she was recognized for her TV appearances and posting movies of herself on-line, attracting 1000’s of social media followers.