Sudden death: Mum wants answers

PUBLISHED: 08:09 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010

A MOTHER has paid tribute to her 20-year-old son, whose sudden death in Honiton 13 weeks ago remains a mystery.

A MOTHER has paid tribute to her 20-year-old son, whose sudden death in Honiton 13 weeks ago remains a mystery.Liam Eastlake was staying with his father, Roger, when he died in his sleep.Shelly Eastlake, 48, laid her son to rest two weeks ago, but still waits for answers over why her son died that day."Kind, caring and loving, that is what Liam was like," she said. "Nothing was too much trouble, from doing odd jobs, running to the shops for people to watering people's plants on his paper round when they were on holiday."His love, devotion and care for me was so selflessly given. I am very honoured and proud to be able to say Liam was my son."Liam cared for his mum after she was left wheelchair-bound.The youngster had never settled in work, and was most recently living in Weston-super-Mare, where he worked as a barman and phone salesman. Shelley said she believed he would never really settle until he got his chance to work on cruise ships - a long-held dream that could only happen once he turned 21.The former Exmouth Community College student enjoyed weekends away with conservation groups, but back at home he was rarely far from his mum's side.She is hoping an inquest will answer her questions about his death. The date of the hearing has yet to be confirmed.

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