Ethan Bourne Biography — Wiki
Ethan Bourne was a young boy who took his own life in his bedroom just hours after telling his mother he loved her, his heartbroken grandmother revealed. The family of Bourne has been left with ‘so many questions’ after the Arsenal fan was found dead in his bedroom in Waltham Forest, London on January 8.
Ethan Bourne Age
Ethan Bourne was 12 years old at the time of death.
Obituary: Ethan Bourne Death and Cause of Death
Just hours before his death, Ethan Bourne baked an Oreo cheesecake for his mother and told her how much he loved her. The next day, he was found dead in his room having taken his own life, his grandmother Samantha Legonidet said.
She told My London: ‘He absolutely adored Arsenal, he loved cars, Ferraris.
‘He loved fishing, and animals was really good with his younger siblings. He Loved the PlayStation like all boys that age.
‘I guess really he was a typical 12-year-old. A typical boy didn’t really speak about his feelings, which is what we’re finding difficult now.
‘We’ve got so many questions as to why this happened.’
What we know so far about Ethan Bourne
Ethan Bourne had turned 12 five days earlier and was seemingly living a happy life with his mother and siblings in Waltham Forest. The young boy had recently moved from Redbridge but would stay with his grandmother every weekend.
He had started secondary school in September but would attend for just three months as the pandemic forced it to close. Ethan had gone through a stage of having a bad temper and staying in his bedroom – but seemed to have ‘snapped out of it’ in the last couple of weeks.
Ms. Legonidet said: ‘The day before [his death] he had been cooking with his mum. [He] baked an Oreo cheesecake, which his mum still won’t let go of.
‘He had a really nice evening with his mum. He’d gone to bed at 9.30 pm when his mum had told him it was time to turn the PlayStation off.
‘Ethan said, ‘Love you Mum, goodnight’.’
The next morning, at around 7.20 am on January 8, his mother found he had taken his own life.
‘He was our little angel. He’s given us 12 years of his life,’ his grandmother said.
Ethan’s mother had suffered a lot of trauma and was in ‘a very bad place’ until the 12-year-old was born. But he ‘changed her life and in all aspects saved her’ a family member said on a GoFundMe page set up in his memory.
Ethan’s mother recently said: ‘Ethan saved my life, so why couldn’t I save his? ‘It’s just awful.’ His school friends have been told of the young boy’s tragic death, although the school did not tell them how he actually died.
The school has said it was a ‘sudden loss of life’, Ethan’s grandmother said.
‘That’s all very good and well,’ she added. ‘But in the current climate, this is a pandemic, no doubt a lot of people will think that Ethan died of Covid.
‘But we want to put it out there that this child at just 12 years old has taken his own life.
This poor little lad has taken his own life. Wonder if the covid restrictions bollocks, lockdowns had anything to do with this tragedy. This is so sad. Puts covid & its 99% survival rate right in its place. RIP Ethan Bournehttps://t.co/NOrrNEzuBP
— Michael Liddle #NoNewNormal (@Michael_Liddle9) January 16, 2021
Ethan Bourne funeral
Ethan’s mother would like a private burial and plot for her son.
‘It’s the final thing we can give to him because we won’t see 13 or 16 or any other significant times,’ his grandmother said.
Ethan Bourne GoFundMe
Writing on the GoFundMe page, Ethan’s uncle said: ‘This had been such a shock to everybody has put us in a position as a family that we haven’t planned for such tragedies and ask with heavy hearts for help from those around us.
‘No matter how small, anything would be a great help toward us giving our precious boy the send-off he deserves.’
You can donate to the GoFundMe page here.