Sophie Lancaster, 20, was attacked by teenage  children in the park in Bakup, Lancashire in 2007

By Devesh Tyagi

April 13 2022

Her mother Sylvia founded the Sophie Lancaster structure as well as being named an OBE for her campaign work.

Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, that played Sylvia in a BBC 2 dramatization of Sophie's story, claimed she was "amazing".

Sophie died 13 days after being defeated by Herbert and also Brendan Harris as she tried to safeguard Robert Maltby from the attack in Stubbylee Park.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation tweeted: "It is with a fantastic shock we introduce that Sylvia Lancaster died early this morning.

"She had actually struggled with ill-health in the last few years, but her death was unexpected..

"Sylvia had such an effective vital force; we can not picture a globe without her in it."

It defined her as "awesome" and claimed, "her tradition is that Sophie will certainly never ever be neglected".

The structure added she would be "regretfully missed".

Julie Hesmondhalgh defined Sylvia Lancaster as an "amazing woman"

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