Lingerie model dies while asleep

August 26th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 26 (IANS) A 23-year-old lingerie model in Britain died in her sleep when her heart stopped beating.
Hayley Crook had no previous health problems. Hayley posed for Ann Summers underwear, The Sun reported Thursday.

“We went to bed around 10.30 p.m. and I woke up at around four or five in the morning,” her childhood sweetheart Richard Tomlin told an inquest hearing.

“She was still asleep and I could hear her breathing. I went back to sleep and woke again at 7.30 a.m. when the alarm went off. She normally woke up before me. As I leant over to turn the alarm off, she was just lying on her back, still.

“Her eyes were open and she was just staring blankly.”

The model was taken to North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke. She died June 17.

Coroner Andrew Bradley told the inquest: “There was nothing positively, detectably wrong with her. The electrical current in her heart just became interrupted and stopped.”

There were no external marks on her and and her internal organs were healthy, a postmortem examination showed.

A pathologist said that the most likely cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia, which is known as sudden adult death syndrome.

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