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25 February 2015, 06:22
The 17-year-old girl who died at a house in Ditchling on Friday last week (February 20) has been formally identified as Annie Edwards from Southdown Avenue, Lewes.
A post mortem was held on Tuesday morning (February 24), but did not establish the cause of death and further tests have been requested. An inquest date has yet to be set.
Her family have issued this tribute:
Annie Louise Edwards was seventeen years old, and three months short of her eighteenth birthday (May 20). She grew up in Lewes and attended Southover primary school and Priory secondary school.
She was in her second year at Varndean college and predicted to get three A grade at A-levels. She recently received an unconditional offer from Birmingham University to study English Language and Classical Literature.
She loved music and would have taken her grade 8 exam for the flute this year, in addition to which she loved music festivals and gigs, and had an extensive and eclectic taste in recorded music. She had recently had new CD reviews published in the Lewes Musical Express.
"Our wonderful, happy, loving, warm-hearted, clever, mad, beautiful daughter Annie passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday morning. She was at a party with close and loving friends, having a wonderful time, and at the end it seems she laid down, went to sleep, and never woke up.
"We have always found it difficult to believe that someone so perfect should choose to spend their life with us. It is now impossible to believe we will never see her again."