18-yr-old Abigail Hall slumped and died less than a week after enrolling at Sheffield Hallam University where she was studying biomedical sciences
A boyfriend who was overcome with grief over the death of his girlfriend, got engaged to her then uploaded photos of his ring on her finger on Facebook.
18-yr-old Abigail Hall slumped and died less than a week after enrolling at Sheffield Hallam University where she was studying biomedical sciences.
Hall's boyfriend, Josh Thompson - a tennis teacher, had immediately flown back to the UK upon hearing news of his partner's death.
Thompson had first asked his late girlfriend's parents for permission before popping the question and announcing to everyone on Facebook.
"Abigail Hall and I are now engaged. She is my life.
Words cannot express the love that I have for her, she was the reason I would wake up in the morning.
Thank you to everyone for the support you have given Abbie’s family and myself. Life will never be the same again, we need to continue to support each other," he said.
Hall from Doncaster, South Yorks was found dead in her flat by friends, police say there're no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
Devastated friends spoke of their shock of her death on social media and praised Josh’s gesture.
“I’m completely lost for words, this is an example of love. So beautiful.
“She would have loved that ring and it looks so beautiful on her delicate finger.
“Thinking of you and Abbie’s family in this hard time. Stay strong,” said one of her friends, Nina Andreia.
“Emergency services were called at around 7.35pm on Wednesday following the discovery of a body of an 18-year-old woman at a property in Shoreham Street, Sheffield.
“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and officers are liaising with the coroner," South Yorkshire Police said.