Biddulph teenager Jordan Burndred has lost his fight for his life after suffering a heart attack on holiday nearly two weeks ago.
The 17-year-old fell seriously ill after jumping into a swimming pool while away with his family is Marmaris, Turkey.
The former Biddulph High School pupil was being treated at the resort’s Ahu Hospital but died last night.
His uncle Sam Everill said of the loss of his nephew: “Proud to have to call you family and I am so proud to have had you in my life!
“You were a ray of sunshine and a true gentleman.
“I will never forget the memories we share and the good times we had.
“People that didn’t know you were unlucky. I can’t put into words now how I am feeling.
“I feel like I have lost a part of myself in a way. I know one thing you will never be forgotten pal ever.
“Love you my nephew, best friend brother!”
Jordan was on holiday with his mum, stepdad Danny and three-year-old sister Daisy when he became seriously ill.
His mother, Nicola Everill, confirmed the news that Jordan had passed away on Facebook.
She said she was overwhelmed with the support from people but needed her time to grieve.
She said: “Me and my family would like to thank everyone for all their love and support throughout our nightmare.
“Jordan didn’t make it through the night and we as a family are devastated so once again thank you, but could we now have time to deal with our hearts being broken.
“The amount of messages and support has been amazing. He is with my farther now and will be well loved and looked after.
“I’ll stay strong because that’s all I know and what my son deserves, he always had the best in life and that will not stop now.”
Friends and family have taken to social media to pay their tributes to Jordan, as well as TV personality Imogen Townley.
(Additional reporting by Luke Fry)