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Singer, 28, issues heartbreaking plea for people to ‘stay safe’ days before she died from virus 

Singer, 28, who documented intensive care battle with Covid on Facebook and issued heartbreaking plea for people to ‘stay safe’ dies from virus as family pay tribute

  • Kyanna Sutton was just 28 years old when she died after short battle with Covid
  • Singer had suffered with severe asthma since childhood and had been shielding
  • Kyanna shared pleas for people to be careful and stay safe from her hospital bed
  • Tributes describe her as talented, beautiful and selfless who was beyond caring 

A singer who shared heart-breaking pleas for everyone to ‘stay safe’ during the pandemic from her hospital bed has died from Covid.

Kyanna Sutton was just 28 years old when she was admitted to hospital in Norwich with breathing difficulties.

The popular and talented singer had struggled with a brittle asthma – a rare form of the disease – since childhood and had been shielding since March last year.

Kyanna Sutton, who was just 28 when she died after battle with Covid, shared a heartfelt plea from her hospital bed just days before she died urging people to stay safe and be careful

The singer suffered from severe asthma since childhood and had been shielding since March

The singer suffered from severe asthma since childhood and had been shielding since March

Kyanna shared pictures of herself receiving treatment from her hospital bed in Norwich

Kyanna shared pictures of herself receiving treatment from her hospital bed in Norwich

‘Let’s find some strength and love and fight this together’ 

In a post shared on January 2, days after her admission, Kyanna said: ‘I can barely move without losing my breath completely. I can just about talk in sentences.

‘I’m in and out of sleep but my breathing wakes me up. It feels like someone is stomping on my chest and back.

‘It feels like I’m going backwards – I guess things get worse before they get better.

‘This is so real. The ward I’m on is full. There are six nurses and healthcare assistants and 36+ patients.

‘They’re overwhelmed. Please be careful please be safe. I was and look where it got me.’

On January 7, she wrote: ‘Goodnight you absolutely amazing lot.

‘Your care and support has really helped me get through this. It is your support that has led me to show the harsh realities of this virus.

‘People with underlying serious conditions are left fighting for their lives.’

Her last post was shared on January 12 read: ‘Come on people let’s find some strength and love and fight this together.’

Her mother Kirstie, 48, told how after suffering a severe asthma attack, Kyanna was admitted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she was diagnosed with Covid-19.

The 28-year-old’s asthma had worsened over the last two years and she had become reliant on steroid treatment which caused weight gain, her mother said. 

Speaking to the Mirror, she said Kyanna had spent 16 days struggling to breath on oxygen and on a ventilator before Kirstie allowed the doctors to turn her life support off. 

Kyanna, who was a member of the Norwich Community Choir, had shared her battle with the virus on Facebook while receiving treatment in hospital.

Photos from her hospital bed show the singer being treated with an oxygen mask and a bubble hood to help with her breathing.

In a post shared on January 2, days after her admission, she said: ‘I can barely move without losing my breath completely. I can just about talk in sentences.

‘I’m in and out of sleep but my breathing wakes me up. It feels like someone is stomping on my chest and back.

‘It feels like I’m going backwards – I guess things get worse before they get better.

‘This is so real. The ward I’m on is full. There are six nurses and healthcare assistants and 36+ patients.

‘They’re overwhelmed. Please be careful please be safe. I was and look where it got me.’

Her last post was shared on January 12 read: ‘Come on people let’s find some strength and love and fight this together.’

Three days later she was placed on life support and died on January 18.

Her mother Kirstie, who had also tested positive for coronavirus, was allowed to be at her bedside when she passed.

She described the moment as ‘peaceful’ and said: ‘She didn’t even attempt to breathe herself. She just slipped away.’

Ms Sutton said her daughter was a ‘fighter, always thought of others and had an incredible passion for singing’.

She said: ‘Even until the end she was still trying to put it out there and warn people.’

Since her death, friends of Kyanna have set up a fundraising page to support her family.

In final post, Kyanna (pictured) urged people to find 'strength and love and fight this together'

In final post, Kyanna (pictured) urged people to find ‘strength and love and fight this together’

Kyanna was admitted to Norfolk and Norwich and University Hospital in December (pictured) and struggled to breathe on oxygen and then on a ventilator until she died just weeks later

Kyanna was admitted to Norfolk and Norwich and University Hospital in December (pictured) and struggled to breathe on oxygen and then on a ventilator until she died just weeks later

A written tribute describes Kyanna as ‘much loved, beautiful talented young lady, selfless, loving, and beyond caring’.

Norwich Community Choir paid tribute to Kyanna on their Facebook page, writing: ‘Our beautiful soloist Kyanna has sadly passed away after a short illness. Taken so soon at only 28 years old.

‘RIP lovely lady you will be so sadly missed by all of the choir members past and present.

‘I can’t put into words how your voice made us feel when we sang alongside you. You were a special lady and a friend to each and every one of us.’

You can show your support here. 

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