A GRIEVING mother died of a ‘broken heart’ less than 24 hours after speaking out at her daughter’s inquest.

Barbara Moffatt was found dead in her home by police on Thursday afternoon, the day after she described how she would ‘never give up fighting for justice’ at her daughter Kelly Slater’s inquest.

Ms Slater, 33, died in a tragic go-karting accident while on holiday with her partner in Tenerife in December of 2017. The inquest into her death heard how family and friends had struggled to get all of the answers they were looking for from Spanish authorities and bosses at Karting Las Americas, Costa Adeje, where the accident took place.

Ms Moffatt is thought to have died of a suspected heart attack in her Burnley home at some point between Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon, when police were sent to check on the 63-year-old when she failed to turn up at a friend’s house.

Speaking about the tragedy, lifelong friend of the family Sara Nicholls said everyone who knew and loved Ms Moffatt had been left in a state of utter shock.

She said: “Barbara had been disappointed at the outcome of the inquest and felt as though she still had many unanswered questions about Kelly’s death. But she had been OK after we left Burnley Magistrates Court and we all knew we were never going to give up fighting for justice.

“We can’t even start to get our heads around this, she was so loved and would have done anything for anyone. It is as though she has died of a broken heart. We just feel as thought she wanted to be with Kelly.”

Friends are now rallying around eight-year-old Archie, Kelly’s son who Ms Moffatt had been helping to bring up following the death of her daughter.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph last Wednesday, Ms Moffatt had said her daughter was an ‘incredible mum,’ adding she should never stop trying to get more answers surrounding her death.

Hundreds have now paid tribute to Ms Moffatt, who was described as a kind and bubbly character who always had a fun outlook on life.

She leaves her two sons Aiden and Wayne, as well as an abundance of close friends and family.

A GoFundMe page has now been launched to help pay for unexpected funeral costs, which can be accessed here by visiting gofundme.com and searching ‘in memory of Barbara Moffat.’