Megan Gillan: Shock over death of schoolgirl from bullying

By Alex Bell
Macclesfield Express
Macclesfield, England — THE GRIEF-STRICKEN parents of a 15-year-old schoolgirl found dead in her bedroom spoke last night of their shock at losing their “beautiful and bright” daughter.
Macclesfield High pupil Megan Gillan, who is thought to have been having a difficult time at school, died suddenly at her home on Flying Fields Drive, on Monday, January 19.

The terrible tragedy of losing Megan, who dreamt of becoming a midwife, has left her loving mum, dad, three older sisters, and her little nephews in shock, and her school friends devastated.

Mum Margaret, who works at Macclesfield Hospital, said: “Megan had everything going for her and had so much to look forward to in life. We were so shocked when it happened, we have been in pieces. She seemed fine at the weekend just before. We went shopping together on Sunday. It’s bad enough when someone dies but when it’s a shock it is so hard. She was very close to her family and so caring. Her nephew Charlie, who she adored, turned five on the day she died which was a tragic shame.”

Her dad Mark Gillan, 53, a civic attendant for Macclesfield Borough Council, said he will always remember the terrible moment he found his youngest daughter.

“I went to wake her up at 7.30am and soon realised there was a problem. We called the ambulance and I tried to resuscitate her. The paramedics arrived within ten minutes but it was too late,” he said.
Mark added: “Megan was full of life and always on the go. Her friend’s mum asked her the weekend before she died, ‘do you ever stop smiling?’. She was a bit of a feisty character at times, but was very caring, had her heart in the right place and knew right from wrong.” Full story.


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