TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'bubbly and 'popular' teenager who died following a seizure.

Caitlin Sharp, aged 17, died in Worcestershire Royal Hospital after suffering a major seizure.

Her friends gave her a special send off at Sabrina Bridge, Worcester, where Caitlin used to meet them.

Caitlin's Mum Michelle Doe said:"She was just really out-going and bubbly, always smiling. She had a lot of friends that loved her.

"She always wanted to help other people. It is just such a shock because it was so sudden and unexpected."

Caitlin, from Great Malvern and a former pupil of The Chase School had suffered from epilepsy since she was a baby.

She underwent surgery at Birmingham Children's Hospital two years ago which Miss Doe said initially seemed successful but her seizures eventually crept back.

Caitlin had a major seizure which caused her heart to stop on Monday, June 24.

Paramedics were called and resuscitated her. Caitlin was admitted to hospital and Miss Doe received a call that she was on life support.

She said staff did everything they could but Caitlin died last Wednesday.

Miss Doe, who wants to raise awareness of epilepsy said: "It was Caitlin's wish to donate her organs. She was officially pronounced dead on Wednesday and her organs were donated to four separate recipients."

Caitlin, who would have turned 18 on August 2, also wished for her medical history to go towards research into epilepsy because she wanted to help others.

Miss Doe added: "She was an auntie, a sister and a cousin, she loved singing, she was singing all the time."

Caitlin had five brothers and sisters, Rebecca, Courtney, Callum, Declan and Harry and a step brother, Felix. She also had her dad, Martin, a step mum Laura and a step dad, Craig.

Miss Doe said: "Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital who did an amazing job caring for Caitlin."