Bride-to-be, 28, died of Covid after being admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis

A BRIDE-TO-BE has died of Covid at just 28 after she was admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis.

Family and friends of Laura Gentry have spoken of their heartbreak after the Norfolk care worker's death.

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Miss Gentry, who was engaged to partner Jack Brighouse, was initially rushed to hospital with abdominal pains.

However, she was then diagnosed with coronavirus while on a ward at the James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth.

Medics put her on a ventilator, but she lost her battle for life weeks later.

Sister Amy is now raising money for Miss Gentry's funeral.

She said: “My sister Laura was sadly taken from us far too soon at only 28 years old.

“I would love to raise some money for her to give her the send off she deserves.

“She was a beloved daughter, sister, fiancée, niece, cousin and friend to so many.

“She could light up any room.

"Laura we missed you today, just like we missed you yesterday.

“Just like we will tomorrow and for the rest of our lives.”

And she said Miss Gentry was a "little ray of light from the moment she was born".

Miss Gentry worked at a riding school which gives lessons to children with disabilities, the Eastern Daily Press reports.

She met partner Jack in 2016 and the pair became engaged in May 2016.

Amy told the paper: "They were slowly starting to plan a wedding."

Devastated pals and members of the community have already raised almost £4,000 for Miss Gentry's funeral.

Amie Swarbrick, who went to school with Miss Gentry, said: "The first time I heard you sing was when you sang in middle school.

“Every single person in the room was wowed by your voice.

“I hope you knew that we all saw the person you were inside and out.

“And you were very much loved for who you were.”

Abby Mace said: “She was such a lovely friend to my daughter and always being there for her.”

Others said they'd miss "a lovely child who grew into a warm-hearted woman" and "such a bright bubbly girl".

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