Sheffield Wednesday commemorates the death of a beloved fan after her sudden passing

by | Oct 31, 2023

Image: Daisy Young

Daisy Young, aged just 14, suddenly died earlier this month after her family found her unresponsive in her room. 

Ahead of the Owl’s Sunday clash with Rotherham United, both football clubs paid a minute’s silence as a sign of respect as she was a big Sheffield Wednesday fan.

Football fans pay respect to Daisy Young at the Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United match

Jane Young, 44, mother to Daisy, said: ‘[If I could speak to her now] I would tell her how much I loved her because the way she died, there’s no answers.”

The family had discovered Daisy unresponsive in her room, just a few minutes after she had been recording TikTok videos.

Mrs Young said: “Before she died she had been diagnosed over the phone with a viral throat infection. She was not majorly poorly and it had not concerned me as a parent because I did not think it was a serious matter.

“She had been to the hospital twice her whole life. No stroke, no heart attack, just general things that they would go looking for.”

Daisy Young (credit: Jane Young)

According to Mrs Young, the doctor had requested on emergency call that Daisy should be given Nurofen to help deal with her throat infection.

She was then rushed to hospital, but despite the efforts by the doctors, they were unable to revive her.

Daisy was one of nine brothers and sisters and had aspirations to work with children.

Speaking of the impact on her other children, Mrs Young added: “Her younger brothers are dealing with it slowly. They’re going to have ups and downs once the funeral comes.

“We will have to deal with it in a different way and realise that is now closure.”

The cause of death is unknown until a post mortem exam is concluded by the coroners.