From the Evening Standard:
“Today her family told of their “utter devastation” at her death and said a “shining light” in their lives had gone out.
Her mother Annette Darch, 50, said: “She was just a beautiful girl. She had such a huge personality and heart. She was so well-loved and so talented. Singing was her life.
“She was such a creative person — she designed her own clothes, travelled the world — she was so full of life. It is devastating.”
The singer moved from Bristol to Bow last August to live with her boyfriend, 29-year-old studio engineer Gus Pirelli. He said she had been working for charity Fairbridge, which helps disadvantaged young people. “She was fun-loving, beautiful, talented — she has been cut down before her prime,” he added.