By Sarah Keane • 24 October 2020 • 17:58
TEEN rewarded by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for his volunteer work has died of an MDMA overdose.
Emre Huseyin, 15, from Sheerness, Kent, fell ill after experimenting with MDMA for the first time and died in his home on February 1.
The teen told his friends he felt sick after ingesting the MDMA powder through a Fanta, and returned to his home at around 4:40pm, where he vomited in his bedroom. His sister Ceren Huseyin called an ambulance when Emre appeared to be in a “strange state” with “laboured breathing”.
Emre stopped breathing as paramedics rushed to his home and sister Ceren began CPR. But Emre was pronounced dead shortly after 6pm.
Coroner Sonia Hayes said he died of ‘fatal MDMA consumption and toxicity’ at an inquest Friday, October 23 at County Hall in Maidstone, Kent.
A post-mortem found he had taken ‘well in excess’ of the potentially fatal level of the Class A drug.
Emre, who would have turned 16 on February 6, was a Year 11 pupil at the Oasis Academy where he helped run a dementia cafe.
He was invited to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after his volunteering featured in the NHS at 70 magazine.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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