Mum of two 21 year old party girl ended her life

Mum-of-two Sophie Watts, 21, passed away on February 4 after taking her own life, her grieving family has said.

The former barmaid, who lived in Guisborough, was well-known across Teesside and “lit up any room she walked into”.

Her sister Bethany described Sophie as a “party girl through and through”.

The Redcar mum-of-one told Teesside Live: “She was the life and soul of every party and lit up any room she walked into.

“She was constantly pranking people.”

Hundreds of people have shared their memories of Sophie on social media since her sudden death.

Around 150 people gathered at South Gare on Saturday where hundreds of orange balloons were released in her memory as she was never without orange eyeshadow.

Sophie has left behind two beautiful children Jake, two, and Riley, four.

Bethany said Sophie loved seeing friends and family and had recently enjoyed taking the kids and dog up Roseberry Topping in the snow.

The 24-year-old, who had a close bond with her sister, said Sophie had tons of friends and came from a “massive family”.

Bethany added: “21 years old and such a hard life she lived, nothing was ever easy for her and in the end, the fight got too hard and she got too tired to fight anymore.

She added: “She rang people on that morning. She always said ‘love you bye’ – so it was a normal thing.”

Sophie “loved” her job at nightclub Aruba, where she worked behind the bar prior to the pandemic.

Sophie also leaves behind dad Peter, mum Debbie, four brothers – Ged, Michael, Damo and Peter – and three sisters – Bethany, Nicola and Lisa.


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