Sheffield school pays tribute paid to 'charismatic and popular' student after shock death at 16

A school has paid tribute to a ‘talented, intelligent, charismatic and popular’ student after his shock death at the age of 16.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 1:52 pm
Updated Friday, 28th February 2020, 4:01 pm

Louis Sleney, of Oldfield Road, Stannington, died at home on Thursday, February 13.

The cause of death has not yet been ascertained but it is not being treated as suspicious.

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An inquest into the teenager’s death has been opened and adjourned.

Louis, who attended Notre Dame High School, Ranmoor, has been described as a ‘much loved’ member of the school.

In a statement, headteacher Steve Davies said: “All of the Notre Dame High School community would like to express our sincere condolences to Louis’ family for the devastating loss of their wonderful son.

“Louis’ loss is all the more tragic because he was a young man full of potential and promise who has left us with great memories of a talented, intelligent, charismatic and popular student.

“We will remember his great sense of humour, and the significant contribution he made to Notre Dame High School.

“Louis showed great academic promise, was a very talented American football player, and also a great lover of music.

“He was a much loved member of our school family and in particular the Year 11 Class of 2020, who will remember him always.

“Above all Louis was a very caring person who always brought a lot of happiness to all members of the school community. He will be deeply mourned and missed, not least by his family and friends who are in our thoughts and prayers.”