Tenerife death: Former Sheffield colleagues of mum who died on island remember 'great host' who was 'always smiling'

Former colleagues of Ashley Williams, the South Yorkshire mum found dead on Tenerife, have paid tribute to their fondly remembered workmate.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 7:03 am

Ashley Williams was reported missing on Monday, September 20 and her family reported on Tuesday evening that she had been found dead that morning.

Family and friends have paid tribute to their ‘funny and talented’ friend, and she is remembered by employees at The Star who worked with her in advertising in the 90s.

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A body has been found in the search for Ashley Williams

Rebekah Avill, who remembers Ashley from working in private advertising and recruitment, said: “We used to go to her house, she was a great host, adored her family, one of the kindest people you would ever meet and always smiling.”

And another remembered that it was Ashley who initially interviewed her for her job in 1993, and would then go on to be her manager.

After working at The Star, Ashley went on to work at Apollo Travel in Rotherham, where her colleagues have paid tribute to her on social media.

Emergency services on Tenerife were called to Los Guíos beach in Los Gigantes, in the municipality of Santiago of the Teide, at around 10am on Tuesday morning.

Police reported that a woman’s body was found on the beach.

The fire brigade was required by the local police force to help them access the area where the body was found.

Local media in Tenerife reported that the body was then transferred by boat to a nearby port, and that while no formal identification has taken place, it is believed to be that of Ashley.

The cause of death is currently unknown.