HEARTBROKEN friends and family have paid tribute to an “inspirational” woman who died suddenly last week.
Leonie Baigan, 20, passed away in Edinburgh after a mental health struggle, with pals calling her the “sweetest angel”.
Dozens of heartfelt messages flooded in for “wonderful” Leonie, who “touched so many lives”.
One relative said: “My darling cousin. I have no words to say, I am speechless, distraught, heartbroken and in pure shock of your departure of this world.
“But I know the angels up there will be looking after you and you have become one of them, showing them how to party and how to have a good time.
“Leonie, you are and always will be an inspiration to everyone you know and I thank you for all our happy memories together.
“You have taught us how to love, care and help others and I can’t thank you enough. You are my forever best friend.
“I know you will be looking after all of us, fly high my beautiful. I love you more than words can say.”
A friend added: “Shine bright beautiful girl. We will love you forever. RIP Leonie.”
A second wrote: “Leonie was such a beautiful soul taken from us far too young. Our hearts go out to you all at this time.”
And another said: “The saddest news, sweetest angel ever. Hug everyone tighter and be kinder. Life is too short.”
Her loved ones have started a mental health legacy in memory of “beautiful” Leonie.
David Alexander, who set up the fundraising page, wrote: “Mental health still attaches a stigma to it even now but Mental health is REAL and NORMAL and if we work together and raise awareness to help others we will reach a better healthier place.
“Leonie’s family advised today funeral costs are now covered so all funds raised will go to setting up a legacy in her name to help others suffering from mental health.
“Thank you again, please continue to raise awareness and reach out.”