A young mum has died just six months after the tragic death of her popular teenage son.
Nick Kelly, 16, died in March after eating a kebab and suffering a severe allergic reaction. Now, his family have now suffered a second tragedy after the death of his beloved mum.
Kim, from Prescot, died on Sunday after being taken to hospital on Friday, September 11, with severe headaches.
The 36-year-old was found to have a serious bleed on her brain and her condition declined over the weekend before she died on Sunday.
Her long term partner Chris Kelly has said that Kim was also found to have undiagnosed leukaemia at the time of her death.
He now faces a life raising their other three children by himself after losing his son and Kim in the space of six months.
Posting on his Facebook page, Chris paid tribute to the mother of his kids and described her as an angel.
He said: "Can't believe how empty the house feels without you here Kim.
"Miss you shouting down to me to make a brew for you.
"We are missing you more than words can say.
"It hurts my throat when I cry myself to sleep at night my heart feels so heavy and so empty.
"You where taken away from us way way to soon, just like Nick was Kim,.
"God has taken another angel away from us."
Back in March, Chris paid tribute to "happy go lucky" Nick whose death shocked the city.
He told the ECHO : "Everybody loved Nick.
"There wasn't a bad bone in him, he'd do anything for anyone.
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"Nick touched so many people.
"At Home Bargains, where he was a well-known customer, they said they would always miss his smile.
"I've lost my best mate."
A friend of the family has set up a GoFundMe page for Chris and his family to raise money for Kim's funeral.
The money will go towards the dedicated mum's service and to help Chris with any thing the family needs.
Georgina Harrison, who started the page, said: "Please could you help Chris Kelly and family with the funeral arrangements.
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"For people who may see this but not know Chris; he lost his son Nick six months ago aged 16 after his son had a reaction to a kebab.
"And after only six months he has now lost his partner Kim she was suffering with headaches and went to the hospital on Friday 11th September 2020 where she was told she had a bleed on the brain.
"Sadly Kim has also gained her angel wings, leaving behind her three other children and partner.
"Please help Chris and the family to lay Kim to rest."
If you would like to make a donation to Chris and his family you can find the GoFundMe page HERE.