Brit dies during Turkey gastric band surgery as boyfriend remembers his ‘angel’

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    A Brit woman has died while undergoing gastric band surgery in Turkey.

    Shannon Bowe, 28, from Denny, near Falkirk in Scotland, tragically passed away during the procedure on Saturday (April 1).

    Shannon’s boyfriend, Ross Stirling, has led tributes saying: “Sleep tight my angel, love you forever and always.”

    Heartbroken friends also shared memories of Shannon in a flurry of social media tributes.

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    One friend wrote: “Everyone is totally devastated. Shannon was one of the kindest people I knew and she would do anything for anyone. She was the life and soul of a party. It is so sad.

    “These operations obviously are risky, but it is so rare you hear of this happening.

    “Everyone is finding it really hard to believe she is no longer with us.

    “She did not have any travel insurance and her family are now going to have to pay thousands of pounds to bring her back home. This is the last thing they need to worry about.”

    A gastric band is a band that's placed around the stomach, creating a small pouch towards the top.

    It takes less food to fill the pouch, so you do not need to eat as much before you feel full, according to the NHS.

    Another friend wrote: “Sad to see the news of Shannon Bowe thoughts with all friends and family.”

    “No words, absolutely devastated. Life is so cruel. You will be forever in our hearts Shannon Bowe," said a second.

    The official cause of Shannon's death has not yet been determined.

    A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British national who died in Turkey and are in contact with the local authorities.”

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