Jonny: Statement

Jonny: Statement

As a family we have been processing the circumstances surrounding Jonathan’s death for the past 8 months. We are aware that the conclusion of today’s inquest may be extremely difficult news for those of you who knew and loved him.

Jonathan had battled through a very difficult 18 months in his personal life prior to his death and we as a family remain extremely proud of the dignified and courageous manner in which he conducted himself throughout that time. Jonathan was a dearly loved son and brother, a passionate advocate and activist with a brilliant mind, a talented and gifted musician, a gentle yet formidable spirit and a devoted and loving father. It is for these qualities, that we as a family will remember Jonathan and it is our hope that everyone who knew and loved him will do the same.
This will be the only statement that we will be releasing and we thank you for continuing to respect our privacy as we grieve.

For anyone needing to speak with someone in response to today’s news we would encourage you to access support. Help is available from:
Leeds Survival-Led Crisis Service–
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) –
Samaritans –

In the meantime we want to express our deep gratitude for the wonderful support we have received during this difficult time from countless people who loved Jonathan and his children and who continue to love and support us.

Thank you.
John, Michele, Sarah & Michael

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2 Comments on "Jonny: Statement"

  • Susan W McGinnis says

    He was lovely!!! I enjoyed listening to him so much my son bought me a copy of all the CD’s he was selling as a surprise, I still listen to them constantly! I am truly sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my thoughts!

    • Chester says

      Thanks Susan for your kind words.

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