Streetly woman died after first epileptic fit in 20 years

A woman died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 32 after her first epileptic fit in more than 20 years, an inquest heard. Lindsay Bullock died in her sleep.

Lindsay Bullock
Lindsay Bullock

A woman died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 32 after her first epileptic fit in more than 20 years, an inquest heard.

Lindsay Bullock died in her sleep. She was found by her mother Linda and sister Clare on February 18.

Her father Geoff paid tribute to her after the conclusion of the inquest into her death at Walsall Manor Hospital yesterday.

Black Country Coroner Robin Balmain passed a verdict of death by natural causes after a pathologist told the hearing Miss Bullock, of Linforth Drive, Streetly, had died of Sudden, Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.

Mr Bullock said: “Her passing has left a massive gap in many people’s lives but she will always be remembered with much love and affection.

“She was a lively, friendly and placid person with a very similar personality to her mother. She could be the life and soul of any get-together.”

Miss Bullock was born in Solihull to her parents Linda and Geoff, a retired company director. She attended Holy Name Roman Catholic School in Great Barr before moving to Stuart Bathurst School in Wednesbury.

She went on to study to become a chef, first at Walsall and then continuing at Exeter.

She moved back to Streetly in 2000 and worked in Flint’s Wine Bar while enrolling at Birmingham College of Food & Tourism - where she learnt the art of sugar-craft which is making flowers for cake decoration.

The Wolves fan had discovered a passion and talent and went on to win gold, silver and bronze medals in competitions nationwide. She worked as a catering manager for 7Day Catering in Tamworth, Staffordshire, before she passed away.

Mr Bullock said she had an argument the day before she was found and fears her condition may have been exacerbated by stress.

By Alex Homer