Samantha died 16th July 2009 aged 19 during an epileptic fit which she was only diagnosed with in December 2008. We have since learnt that Samantha died from a condition known as SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.)
Samantha was a happy and caring person everyone loved her smile and enthusiasm in life. She had only ever had eight fits in total but was under the impression, as were we all, that it would never kill her. It wasn’t until after her death that we heard about SUDEP and once the post-mortem was done to clarify that this is what she died from.