Tributes paid to much-loved St Albans student

Alex Hurry, 22, died suddenly on Sunday (15)

Alex Hurry, 22, died suddenly on Sunday (15) - Credit: Archant

Tributes have been posted on social media following the sudden death of a 22 year old man.

Alexander Hurry, a former pupil of Oaklands College and Verulam School, from Lakeside Place, London Colney, died while at university in York on Sunday (15) evening, a coroners court heard yesterday.

He was found dead in a toilet at Fairfax House, his university halls, after security was called and the door forced open.

Countless friends and family have taken to social media to express their sadness and disbelief at his death.

Laura Rosenfeld, a friend of Alex’s, posted on Facebook: “Such a shock to hear the news this morning. It’s raining here and I was once told when someone passes and it rains, the Angels are crying with happiness to have gained another good soul.

“Alex Hurry this isn’t right but may you find a resting place in paradise.”

Dave Smith, another friend, posted: “Everything about you was beautiful. You always had your heart on your sleeve, was [sic] never scared to show how you felt. Good or bad. You gave so many people strength. Today I lost a brother. But the world lost someone incredible.”

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Another, Daniel Stratton, posted: “Rest In Peace Alex Hurry you were a ray of light in this planet my friend.”

Friend Kaye Ford also posted on Facebook. She said: “I will miss you more than you’d ever know. You were such a gentle soul and deeply loved by many. RIP huzzy. Love to you, your family and anyone affected by this news.”

Alexander was a first year student studying sociology with social psychology and a member of Vanbrugh College.

Professor Ellen Annandale, head of sociology, said: “Regrettably Alex’s time with us has been cut short and we are deeply sorry that we shall not have the opportunity to work with him to help realise his academic potential.

“Our thoughts at this very sad time are with his family and friends and those people he got to know at York.”

The inquest has been adjourned to a later date. The death is not being treated as suspicious.