Brit Shannon Bowe, 28, dies during gastric band surgery in Turkey as heartbroken boyfriend pays tribute

Brit Shannon Bowe, 28, dies during gastric band surgery in Turkey as heartbroken boyfriend pays tribute

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A YOUNG Brit has died during gastric band surgery in Turkey with her devastated boyfriend paying tribute to his “angel”.

Shannon Bowe, 28, from Falkirk in Scotland, passed away during the procedure on March 31.


Shannon Bowe, 28, died on Saturday during gastric band surgery[/caption]

The young Scot’s friends and family are ‘devastated’ at their loss

Shannon travelled to the middle eastern country to undergo the surgery, it was reported.

It is unclear where she received the operation or what complications led to her death on the weekend.

Gastric band surgery is a weight loss procedure in which a band is placed around the stomach to decrease food consumption.

Ross Stirling, her boyfriend, posted a devastating tribute online that read: “Sleep tight my angel, love you forever and always.”

A source close to Shannon said: “Everyone is totally devastated. Shannon was one of the kindest people I knew and she would do anything for anyone.

“She was the life and soul of a party. It is so sad.

“These operations obviously are risky, but it is so rare you hear of this happening.

“Everyone is finding it really hard to believe she is no longer with us.”

The source also revealed the complications her family are now facing because the young Scot did not have travel insurance.

“Her family are now going to have to pay thousands of pounds to bring her back home.

“This is the last thing they need to worry about,” they explained.

A spokesperson for the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said:  “We are supporting the family of a British national who died in Turkey and are in contact with the local authorities.”

Moving tributes are pouring in online for Shannon from heartbroken loved ones.

One friend wrote: “Sad to see the news of Shannon Bowe thoughts with all friends and family.”

Someone else posted: “No words, absolutely devastated. Life is so cruel. You will be forever in our hearts Shannon Bowe.”

Another added: “My heart is so sad Shannon. You were one of the purest most kindest souls I’ve ever met! 

“So grateful for the memories with you.”

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