TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager who died suddenly.

Amelia Ashworth, who left Mount Carmel RC High School in Accrington in 2016, had begun a course at Edge Hill University near Ormskirk.

The former Blackburn College pupil, 19, had battled with epilepsy and had created a short film about the condition in a bid to raise awareness and promote positivity.

A Mount Carmel RC High School spokesman said: “It is with great sadness and shock that we mourn the sudden and unexpected death of a dearly loved ex-pupil, Amelia (Millie) Ashworth RIP.

“Millie left Mount Carmel in the summer of 2016 and she had just begun a university course at Edge Hill.

“We have placed photographs and a candle in the school chapel so staff and pupils can spend quiet moments in reflection.

“Prayers were also said for Millie during mass today.

“Our thoughts are with Millie’s family and friends at this extremely sad time.”

Ben Greenwood, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s communications manager, was interviewed for the film, as he also has epilepsy.

Mr Greenwood said: “I knew Amelia through the film.

“She was a very enthusiastic and passionate young woman.

“What has happened to her is tragic, really, really tragic.

“My thoughts are with Amelia’s family and friends at what must be an extremely difficult time.”

Several tributes were left on social media in Amelia’s memory.

Pat Baxendale said: “Deepest sympathy to Louise, family and friends. R.I.P Millie xx”

Sharon Keenan-Siddle said: “Millie was the most well mannered caring young lady I had the pleasure of seeing growing up.

“An absolute shock to family, friends and the community.

“Millie you were loved and will be missed dearly.”

“Andrea Walker said: “Millie was a real treasure.

“She had a beautiful soul, I loved teaching her.

“Tragic news, my prayers are with her family.”

Billy Furey said: “A lovely, lovely human being who had a great future ahead of her.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Millie.”

Laura Gray said: “So sad to hear this news. I used to look after her at Fairfield Nursery.

“I remember Millie as such a friendly, bubbly happy child. Rest peacefully.”