Jessica Norris, award-winning pole dancer from the United Kingdom, reportedly died by suicide during lockdown last year after suffering from depression, an inquest heard recently. Battling with mental health issues, the 27-year-old hung herself in June 2020.
Norris was recovered at a friend’s house in Bolton on June 15, where she was deemed unresponsive. “Don’t come in. Ring 999. I’m so sorry,” she had posted on a note stuck to the bedroom door, as per inquest reports. She also expressed love for her grandmother, adding, “But I can’t deal with what is going on with my head anymore.”
Police authorities claim Norris had reportedly searched for methods to end her life online last year. It is claimed that while she struggled with mental health problems since her teen years, the situation was exacerbated during the lockdown when she couldn’t go to the gym or professionally compete.
About The Death Case
Jessica Norris, reports say, had been staying with a friend named Brian Crompton during the coronavirus lockdown and was on antidepressants. On the day she died, her friend texted her from work but didn’t get a response.
She was then found dead in her room. No drugs or alcohol were found in Norris’ system, as per the toxicology report. The coroner for Manchester West has ruled the cause of her death as suicide by hanging.
Who Is Jessica Norris?
Jessica Norris was a pole-dancing champion, fitness guru and social media influencer popular in Britain. She held the titles of Miss Pole Dance UK twice, in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Her dancing studio, launched at the young age of 15, hosted fundraising events for social and mental health causes. She passed away at the age of 27.
Norris’ mother had said on her death, “Jess led a life of structure, and struggled when lockdown meant that she could not teach or take part in pole dancing competitions.” Miss Pole Dance competition had commemorated Norris by calling her a “national treasure.”