Woman, 21, dies suddenly and without explanation after falling ill in UK club

A woman has died suddenly in a nightclub in Cardiff.

NHS worker Olivia Spencer had been attending a techno event in the Butetown area of the Welsh capital. From Pentre, Rhondda, she became unwell in the early hours of December 2.

Her sudden death is understood to have occurred at the Vaults club on Butes Street and is now being investigated by South Wales Police, which noted that it was not treating it as suspicious. Her family said in a statement: “We as a family are absolutely devastated, Olivia was one of a kind with a heart of pure gold, she lit up every room she walked into with her funny, bubbly personality. She will be missed by all who knew her.”

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According to the Mirror her aunt, Natalie Palmer, said: "Words fail me, there are so many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. You will be forever missed, I am so lost for words."

Meanwhile, her friend Mia Clayton, wrote: "Our beautiful Liv, I'm so grateful to have shared the best memories with you, you truly was one of a kind. Hope you're partying hard up there like we all know you love to do crazy girl, nothing will ever be the same without you here. I'm absolutely heartbroken.

“To think we will never be able to see your crazy dance moves or hear your nuts stories again absolutely kills me, the world is so cruel. I'll always love and miss you, Olivia, forever 21 our beautiful angel."

Her cousin Nicole James, added: "I still can't get my head around that you're gone, or that I'm even having to write this. My crazy little cousin… you were taken from us too early." She shared a picture of the two of them together, adding: "Every time I look at this photo and see the way you're looking up at me I cry. I will miss our crazy convos and your wicked little laugh. You're going to be missed so much!!! Rest in peace beautiful girl xxx".

Another event on Saturday night at the Vaults was cancelled. A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the sudden and unexplained death of a 21-year-old woman who was taken ill at a music event in Butetown, Cardiff, during the early hours of Saturday morning. She has been formally identified as Olivia Spencer from Pentre, Rhondda."

Music events have taken place in the venue since 2018, which said in a statement: "As a venue, we are absolutely heartbroken due to the events of Friday night. During the event, concerns were raised for an individual who was immediately taken to the onsite medic for medical assistance. South Wales Ambulance Service arrived within minutes to the aid of our medic, but tragically the individual passed away despite every effort from the medical staff.

"We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the individual and offer our continued support during this tragic time. Safety is our number one priority as a venue, and we will continue to implement our strict policies through our upcoming events."

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