Tributes paid to teenager found dead at Waterlooville home

William Graham
William Graham
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TRIBUTES have flooded in for 16-year-old William Graham, who was found dead on Thursday.

Many people were left in shock after the teenager was found at his home in Sapphire Ridge, Waterlooville.

Tributes at Crookhorn College

Tributes at Crookhorn College

The cause of death is unclear but police confirmed they are not treating it as suspicious.

More than 200 pupils gathered at Crookhorn College yesterday in his memory, and today many people took to The News’ Facebook page to pay tribute to William.

Rachel Gaskin, said: ‘Thoughts and prayers to his family and the whole school community, who have come together to support each other at this tragic time.

‘RIP Will, you will be missed.’

Susan Whitehouse posted: ‘My thoughts are with your family and friends. Always sad to lose one so young. RIP William.’

Frankie Raines knew William personally, and left her message of sympathy on the Facebook page.

‘So sad,’ she said. ‘I used to look after him when he was younger and my mum taught him piano.

‘Always such a smiley boy. Condolences to his family. RIP.’

Other people praised pupils at Crookhorn College for their support.

Heidi Barnett said: ‘All you students should be very proud of yourselves for showing great empathy. It’s so nice to see such young people showing such compassion.

‘So very sad, RIP young man.’

Melanie ‘Aldridge’ Bowring added: ‘Lovely to see what a great group of friends and fellow students he had, and how they’ve all come together to support each other. So sad.’

William was studying music, history, drama and PE, and was just nine weeks away from completing his final exams.

Friends said he was passionate about modelling and music, and was a talented pianist.

Police are investigating William’s death, and the matter has also been referred to the coroner’s office.