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Tributes paid to Bolton School student Cameron Milton

A SCHOOL has led tributes to a student who died in his sleep yesterday.

Cameron Milton died suddenly at the age of just 18 at his home in Edgworth.

Today, flags were flying at half-mast at Bolton School, where the teenager was studying for his A-levels and played for the rugby team.

Head of boys’ division, Nic Ford paid tribute to the popular student.

He said: “The whole of the Bolton School community is shocked and saddened by the news of Cameron’s death.

“Cameron was a popular young man who fully participated in all areas of school life.

He was a keen sportsman with a special love of rugby in which he represented the school and Bolton Rugby Club where he was known for his speed and power, earning the nickname of the “Exocet”. Cameron will be deeply missed. ”

Bolton School holds minute silence

In tribute to Cameron there was a poignant pre-match minute’s silence during this afternoon’s school rugby match.

The school is supporting his friends following Cameron’s death.

Cameron was planning on studying Sports Management or Sports Coaching after completing his A-levels.

Bolton Rugby Club paid its tribute to its team member.

In a statement, a spokesman said: “It is with great sorrow that we share with you the sad news that one of our Juniors, Cameron Milton, sadly passed away.

“Our deepest sympathies go to his parents Marcus and Jo and his siblings.

“Cameron was a genuinely good, kind, intelligent and thoughtful young man who was never without a smile and always gave 100pc to the game and the team.

“He played for Bolton for a number of seasons and was a gifted rugby player.”

Cameron’s devastated parents paid their own personal tribute on social media to their son.

His father Marcus posted: “Live every moment until your last.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my youngest son Cameron.

“He is the light of our lives and will forever be that young cheeky kid we have known for the past 18 years.

“He will forever be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. We ask that we are left alone at this time to grieve.

“He may not be with us in body but he will always be here in spirit. Good night baby boy from your Mum & Dad. ”

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