Tributes have flooded in for a ‘beautiful’ young model who died suddenly.
Amy Gregory, from Pontyridd, passed away over the new years period, leaving family and friends heartbroken.
The 24-year-old worked as a glamour model for Babestation, where she was known by her work alias Chloe Love, Source reports.
Her family say her bubbly personality brought light to what “can often by a dark industry”, winning over the hearts of her many fans and people who cared for her.
Remembering her daughter, mum Katrina said: “Amy was a smart, ambitious, witty young woman with a gentle heart and a lovely laugh.
“At 24 Amy had experienced more than most at her age. She was a resilient, strong, and beautiful girl who had overcome a lot of struggles and made the most of her short life.
“Her family will miss her dearly. We will miss her laugh, her perfect smile, her cheek, her humour, and her bubbly personality.
“Although we will never get over losing Amy we will carry on together and keep her memory alive in our home and in our hearts. We hope that wherever Amy is now she feels at home, safe, loved, healed, and free.”
A fundraising page has been set up in memory for Amy in order to help her family with funeral costs as well as raising awareness for mental health charities. More than £6,000 has already been raised.
The page, set up by a close family friend, reads: “It is with a heavy heart that I put together this fundraising campaign and I hope that by creating this fundraiser we are able to raise some money to cover the costs of Amy’s funeral and to support her family at this difficult time.
“The last few days have been really tough and it’s important that Amy’s family are able to have the chance to grieve and process what’s happened so if we can help them by making sure that their girl has the heartfelt send-off that she deserves then I think it would be a kind act of service – not just for the family but also for Amy herself.
“Amy was a witty, smart, and beautiful young woman and she was very loved by her family and friends.
“She was strong-willed, ambitious, and resilient. Her laugh was loud, her smile was wide, and her heart was big. She loved animals and she doted on her two fur-babies Bennie and Blanca.
“Amy worked as a glamour model and she was a much-loved colleague to her work family at Babestation TV where she was known affectionately as her work alias Chloe Love.
“Chloe had many fans and people who cared for her and her bubbly personality brought a lot of light to what can often be a dark industry.
“Unfortunately that light wasn’t always bright enough to shine for Amy all the time and she often struggled with bouts of deep depression.”
The page added that Amy “was struggling with anxiety and depression behind closed doors” and continued: “A few days ago Amy took her own life. Her heart and mind were in pain and this life became too much for her. Some hearts are just too gentle for this world.
“If we can support her family to pay for the funeral and raise enough money to give Amy a fond farewell with a lot of pink (her favourite colour!) and a lot of love then I know it would mean the world to her parents and family.
“We appreciate every bit of support and we thank you for any donations that are received.”
Amy’s funeral will be held on January 24 in Glyntaff Crematorium, Pontypridd. Her beloved dogs will be leading the funeral cars for some of the journey and people are asked to wear something pink in their outfit as a nod to Amy and her favourite colour.
Her family say that due to Covid rules there will only be a small amount of people inside the crematorium but everyone is very welcome to stand outside to honour Amy and pay their respects.
As part of the fundraising Ms Gregory’s family and friends are urging those who are feeling low and suffering with mental health issues to reach out.
In posting on the page they said: “Depression is often a silent disease and I know how difficult it can be to ask for help and speak to family and friends but there are organisations and helplines that are available to offer free support to us all in times of sadness, grief and crisis.”