EMILY Hartridge was a YouTube personality who was killed on her electric scooter in a collision on Friday July 12, 2019.
The star was just half a mile from her home in South London when the incident happened. Here’s everything to know about the star…
Who is Emily Hartridge?
Emily was a YouTube personality and TV presenter from Waterlooville, Hants.
The 35-year-old had fronted Channel 4 programme ‘S***, I’m 30’ and a host of online shows.
Emily had also built up a huge social media following with more than 340,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Just four months prior to her death she spoke to The Sun about her decision to freeze her eggs and hopes to become a mum.
Emily had built up a huge following with her health and lifestyle advice and campaigning on mental health.
In her final social media post just four days before her death she uploaded a video about her relationship with boyfriend Jake Hazell, 27.
How did Emily Hartridge die?
Emily Hartridge died on Friday July 12, 2019.
The YouTube star and influencer’s electric scooter was involved in a collision with a lorry less than half a mile from her home in Battersea, South London.
A statement on her Instagram page said: “Hi everyone. This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting to see Emily today and this is the only way to contact you all at once.
“Emily was involved in an accident yesterday and passed away. We all loved her to bits and she will never be forgotten.
“She has touched so many lives it’s hard to imagine things without her. She was a very special person xxx.”
Emily was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision just after 8.30am on Friday July 12, 2019.
Police are appealing for information about the crash and have asked anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.
There have been no arrests in connection with the investigation.
What have police said about the incident?
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called at 08:36hrs on Friday, 12 July to reports of an electric scooter being in collision with a lorry at Queenstown Road, junction with Battersea Park Road SW8.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. A woman in her 30s had suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
“Anyone who witnessed this incident, or has any dash cam footage is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1979/12 June or Tweet @MetCC.”
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Which celebrities have paid tribute to the late star?
Emily had racked up a huge following including a host of celeb fans.
Among those to pay their tributes were TV legend Davina McCall who wrote: “My heart goes out to Emily’s family and friends. Such a shock. Sending you love and prayers.”
Made in Chelsea star Ashley James also wrote: “Sending you all so much love. So devastated.”
While reality TV regular Calum Best paid his respects saying: “Jesus Christ no way this is so sad I’m so sorry.”