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Family statement – death of Lidia Dragescu, 11 October 2017

The family of a woman who died after falling from a gallery within St Paul’s Cathedral (EC4), have issued a tribute in her memory.
Lidia Dragescu, 23, from Romford, Essex, died as a result of the incident which took at 10.30am on Wednesday, 11 October 2017.
Her family said: "Our daughter and sister was the most beautiful person in the world. Her heart was pure and kind, a soul from another world.
“She was an outstanding student and a talented figure skater. Beautiful, intelligent and kind. She would always help me, not allowing me to do any difficult chores.
“Her love for us was beyond measure, she was selfless and kind. Everything that she had she shared with us, always putting us first. We love her and will always love her.
“For Lidia, the world has been a bad place to live in."
Lidia’s death is being treated as non-suspicious, and officers from the City of London Police will compile a report for the coroner.

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