Shock at sudden death of mum, 38

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Friends and family of a popular Leyland woman have spoken of their shock after she collapsed and died.

Mum-of-two Denise Morris, 38, is thought to have just had her hair done, when she was taken ill at home in Bleasdale Close.

It is not thought she had been suffering from any ill health before Friday’s tragedy, and a post mortem is due to be held.

The cause of death is not known, but one theory is that she may had suffered a heart attack.

Denise leaves behind her husband Stuart, as well as two children, George, 10, and eight-year-old Ebony.

On Tuesday, Mrs Morris’ husband Stuart politely declined to talk at his Leyland home, which was full of condolence cards.

Tributes have been left on the social networking site Facebook. Her brother, Brian Britton, wrote: “Words fail me at the moment. We are in shock, devastated.

“If there is a God can you ask him to tell me why? I would love to hear his reasoning and logic.”

One friend wrote: “It has come as such a shock to everyone. I was only talking to her the other day, and I can’t believe it.”

Another said: “I am so sorry. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Words can’t help at a time like this, but I am thinking about you all.”

A friend added: “She was always with her children, whom she idolised.”

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We were made aware a 38-year-old had collapsed at home and, sadly, she later died in hospital. The case has been referred to the coroner.”

The funeral service is being arranged by N & K Harvey Funerals in Leyland, and is likely to take place at St Andrew’s Parish Church in the town. The date has not been confirmed.

A spokesman for the Lancashire Coroner’s Office told the Guardian: “I can confirm the death has been reported to us. An inquest has not yet been opened.”

Send your tributes to christopher.maguire@lep.co.uk