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“Forever 17” – Tributes paid for “joyful” Scots teen who passed away suddenly

TRIBUTES have poured in for a “joyful” Scots teen who passed away suddenly this week.

Friends and family of Megan Reid from Livingston, West Lothian, have been paying their respects online to the 17-year-old following her death on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old’s friends are planning to erupt into applause for Megan during the 17th minute of their fixture against St Johnstone at Celtic Park tomorrow.

A GoFundMe which was set up help with funeral costs has already raised over £2,100 in two days.

Tragic Megan Reid
Megan Reid, 17, who tragically passed on Tuesday.

Loved ones have now taken to social media to share pictures and messages in tribute to the teen who is believed to have passed away following a battle with mental health.

As well as sharing an image of the pair to Facebook, Megan’s grandmother, Sharon Reid, yesterday took to social media to spread word of the Celtic Park tribute.

She wrote: “Calling all Celtic fans.

“Celtic fans going to the Celtic v St Johnstone match on Saturday, can we arrange a round of applause on the 17th minute for Megan Reid who sadly passed away aged 17 on 05/04/2022.

“She would absolutely love it.

“Please share and let’s make this happen. Megan is my granddaughter and loved Celtic
Celtic FC.”

Close friend Rebecca McGregor shared a collection of photos of Megan to Facebook on Wednesday writing: “Rest in peace my wee angel, taken way too soon, you were one in a million gorgeous.

“Gone but never forgotten.”

Boab Laird Jnr said: “Rest in peace my wee angel, taken away too soon.

“You were one in a million gorgeous, gone but never forgotten.”

Other users replied, sharing their condolences to Megan’s family and friends.

Edward McGuigan said: “I’m so sorry for your loss, condolences to you and her family.”

Julie Stevens said: “Thoughts are with you Sharon and family.”

Alma Egan said: “Thinking of you Sharon and the rest of the family, my heart is breaking for you all.”

Megan Reid and grandmother Sharon Reid
Megan Reid alongside grandmother Sharon Reid.

Mattie Renton said: “I’m so sorry to hear this, you are all in my thoughts and prayers, sending love and thinking about you all.”

The GoFundMe page, set up by Tristyn Trusler on Tuesday, reads: “I am fundraising to help gather costs towards the funeral of Megan lLeigh Reid, age 17.

“Megan’s family sadly had to say goodbye to her today, 05/04/22.

“Friends and family describe Megan to be a joyful, beautiful spirit that fought hard through the storms of life.

“She will be missed dearly by many, we are hoping to give her a beautiful send off as she truly deserves.

“Any donations are appreciated dearly and will go towards the funeral of this pretty princess

Family have requested, if no donation can be made, could you give this link a share and help us reach our target.”

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