Tributes after sudden death of sixth form pupil with ‘infectious smile’

Megan Biddle
Megan Biddle
  • ‘Outgoing and exceptionally popular’ Megan died suddenly on Monday
  • Twitter hashtag #thingsbiddid set up for teenager’s family and friends to share memories

A secondary school is in mourning following the sudden death of a sixth form student who had an ‘efferverscent personality’.

Megan Biddle, who attended Lord Williams’s School in Thame, died on Monday, March 2, aged just 18.

Headteacher David Wybron said: “Our school community has been deeply saddened and shocked on hearing the news of Megan’s tragic death.

“Our thoughts are with Megan’s family and friends at this very sad time.

Her head of year, Penny Lowe, said: “Megan was a wonderful, outgoing and exceptionally popular member of Year 13, touching the lives of so many.

“She had an effervescent personality, a fantastic sense of fun and a great sense of humour. Her smile was infectious and could light up any room.

Megan always found the positive in everything and this was an attribute she brought in abundance to everything she turned her hand to.

Penny Lowe, Head of Year

“Megan always found the positive in everything and this was an attribute she brought in abundance to everything she turned her hand to.

“Megan would always put others first; coming to the support of her friends whenever needed.

“She was a creative and hard working student who possessed a lively and imaginative mind.

“Her loss will be felt by so many and it has left such a huge hole not only within the year group but across the school.

“She will be greatly missed by staff and students alike.”

Megan lived with parents Iain and Alison and younger brother Jack in Thame, and since her passing there has been an outpouring of tributes on social media.

A Twitter hashtag #thingsbiddid has been created in reference to the teenager’s nickname, Bid, where friends and family have shared their fondest memories of the 18-year-old.

Among the tributes was one from Megan’s younger brother Jack, which said: “An amazing, joking and caring sister, to the last minute and forever.”

Mr and Mrs Biddle are trustees of the Thame Youth Memorial and in a post on the website on Tuesday, fellow trustee Peter Butt said: “It is with deep sadness that we write on behalf of our fellow Trustees Iain and Alison Biddle, to advise that their daughter Megan, sister to Jack, tragically passed away yesterday, 2nd March 2015.

“Megan, who was 18 years old, was a lively, caring and selfless daughter, known to many of us as a friend and, very much a part of the efforts to fundraise for the creation of the Youth Memorial.

“Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with Iain, Alison and Jack at this most difficult of times.”