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Tragic Bridesmaid hangs herself hours after attending sister's wedding

Darnell, who is fondly called 'Boo' by her family members, was found dead at her Addlestone home in Surrey, after the ceremony which took place last year November.

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Rebecca Darnell, 30, hanged herself just hours after her sister's wedding while still wearing her bridesmaid dress.

Darnell, who is fondly called 'Boo' by her family members, was found dead at her Addlestone home in Surrey, after the ceremony which took place last year November.

However, it was revealed that the deceased had a fight with her partner, Carlo Salamone, in a taxi on their way home from the party.

Salamone who had been in a relationship with Darnell for four years told the inquest that he had been planning to propose to the deceased this summer.

According to Salamone, he slept on the sofa when they got home and later went upstairs to find her dead. She was still wearing her bridesmaid's dress and jewellery from the previous night.

Her family members expressed their shock, especially because Darnell had been enjoying herself at the wedding in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, just hours earlier.

Speaking to the coroner, her father, David said: "She was the life and soul. She got everybody up and dancing, which is no mean feat. She was getting everyone involved."

According to her aunt, Jacqueline Nash, Rebecca was a "happy, bubbly' person, who had recently organised her sister's Joanna's hen party and was excited to see her get married to fiancé Matt Wilson.

"She was always fun to be around so you always tried to see Boo when you could," she said. "She had a real zest for life and everyone wanted to know her."

Toxicology tests taken after her death showed she was double the drink driving limit, with 162mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

Salamone added that his partner had been 'very happy' on the day of the wedding, on November 8 2013, and, although she had drunk vodka and cola, had not seemed excessively drunk.

Taxi driver, Khalik Meah, who picked up the couple from the party some time after midnight, said the couple had been arguing when he gave them a lift.

When asked how often they rowed, Salamone said they would argue when they were drunk, but this was only around once a month and this had been no worse than normal.

Coroner, Richard Travers, while offering his sympathies and condolences to her parents and partner, said "It is really apparent to me that she was a remarkable force with an exceptional ability to engage with young people.

"I have absolutely no doubt that she will be a great loss to that line of work.

"On a personal note she was diagnosed with diabetes in 2006, which it seems, was something that sat very heavily with her and which she never came to terms with.

"It is also apparent to me that there were issues in her personal life which caused her stress and anxiety - her partner, family, work life - but there is nothing that specifically assists me in Boo's intentions on the day she died."

He ruled out a verdict of suicide, as he could not find any clear intention, such as leaving a suicide note and Rebecca had made plans to see friends and family for the coming days.

"Consequently I conclude Rebecca died from self-inflicted injuries but her intention was unclear," he said.

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