Heartbroken mother pays tribute to Eastbourne student Jordan

Jordan Flynn SUS-150302-150506001
Jordan Flynn SUS-150302-150506001

The mother of 19-year-old Eastbourne student Jordan Flynn, who died suddenly from a heart condition, has paid tribute to her son.

Angie Flynn, who lives in Birmingham, said Jordan had told her he was feeling unwell just a few days before his death.

The first year University of Brighton student went to see his GP but was told he had a virus and needed to rest. The doctor told him to take paracetamol, but just days later he was taken to hospital where he passed away from a huge inflammation of the heart.

His heartbroken mother told the Gazette, “He was mature for his years and just so perfect.

“I thought he was perfect because I was his mum but I have been completely overwhelmed by all the comments on Facebook from all the other people who loved him.

“He didn’t realise. He had no idea just how much everyone loved him.”

Tributes to Jordan have been flooding in on his social networking feeds and his fellow students are holding a memorial to him at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus at 7pm on Monday (February 9).

Read the whole story from Angie Flynn in Tuesday’s Gazette.