A young mum-of-three who died suddenly in West London last month has been described by family as a ‘wonderful’ woman.
Natalie Shotter, 36, was found unresponsive by police during the early hours of Saturday, 17 July 2021 in Southall Park, West London.
She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and leaves behind two teenage sons aged 15 and 14 and an 18-month-old daughter.
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(Image: Natalie Shotter)
Natalie’s younger brother Harry, 30, has described Natalie’s death as ‘gut-wrenching’ and says the whole family are distraught over the sudden tragedy.
Harry told My London: “Natalie was just a really lovely person. Her kids adored her, which is why it’s going to be so difficult. It was a very close family unit at home and they always looked after each other at home.
” It’s absolutely tragic, for all of us. It’s under tragic circumstances and no one really knows what to do with themselves at the moment. Our parents are really distraught, it’s just so gut-wrenching and heart-breaking.”
Natalie and Harry grew up together in a loving household in Isleworth where the kids had the ‘usual banter’ that siblings do.
Being six years older meant, Natalie became a role model for Harry.
He adds: “Natalie helped shape me into who I am today, she taught me the ropes and brought me up the way she thought I should be. I always respected her and she always respected me, she’d always visit me in my pubs – we had a good relationship.”
(Image: Natalie Shotter)
Harry runs a pub in Shepherd’s Bush while Natalie was working in the radiology department of Middlesex Hospital, though she enjoyed a career in the arts before she had her children.
She received a scholarship for the BRIT School when it first opened in the 1990s and went on to perform in various West End shows.
Natalie lived in Heston with her three children and was a ‘well-known, wonderful individual’, beloved by all.
A GoFundMe campaign to help support Natalie’s children and cover her funeral arrangements has raised £8,340 out of a £10,000 target so far.
Natalie’s death is being treated by police as ‘unexplained’ and the force has asked for witnesses to come forward while they try to establish what happened.
MyLondon contacted the Met Police, who directed us to a media statement released on July 31.
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A Met spokesperson said: “A post-mortem examination commenced on Sunday, 18 July, at Fulham Mortuary. No cause of death was established and we await the outcome of toxicology tests.”
Detectives are keen for a male witness and have released images of two female witnesses to come forward, as they were in the area at the time and may have ‘vital information’.
Police have asked anyone with information to call 101 with the reference 1674/17JUL or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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