December 6 2013 Latest news:
Amanda Nunn, Reporter
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
One of the youngest people in the country to been given a new heart valve has tragically died in a follow-up operation last week, leaving behind a wife and baby son.
Thousands of people have paid tribute to popular Scott Window, 29, of Victoria Road, Hornchurch, who failed to recover from the operation on Sunday and passed away two days later.
Scott, who comes from a family of nine siblings, got married last year in Las Vegas to partner Tracey - with whom he shares the same birthday - and the couple celebrated the birth of their baby boy Freddie in February.
His twin brother Jason Window said he is completely devastated by the death of his brother who was a true “family man.”
Jason, of Park Lane, Hornchurch, said thousands of people had been in touch to pay tribute to his brother.
“It’s just heartbreaking,” said Jason. “He was amazing. There’s a whole line of us and no one expected it. He just got married and had a baby.
“[Scott and Tracey] just fell in love with each other. She’s strong when we are there but it’s difficult to come to terms with.
“He was a socialite and his wife’s getting hundreds of messages daily. He touched a lot of people.”
Scott worked as an electrician but his real passion was music and frequently worked in Romford clubs as a DJ.
“Being a DJ was a big part of him and music was his big passion,” Jason said. “He always had a lot of boxes he wanted to tick like getting married and having kids.
“He lived to spend time with his wife, kid and dog. He was a family boy in the end.”
When Scott was 21 he underwent surgery to have a new heart valve put in.
In June this year he was taken into hospital again and his family later found out he had Crohn’s disease which caused him frequent stomach pains.
The family are expecting more than 1,000 people to attend the funeral and are asking for donations for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
If you would like to help, visit www.justgiving.com/kevin-window1.
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