Mum of dancer, 22, found dead alongside man in ‘murder-suicide’ says ‘beautiful Maddie is gone’ in heartbreaking tribute
THE heartbroken mum of a dancer who died in a suspected murder-suicide has paid tribute to her “beautiful angel”.
Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, 22, was found dead by officers at a house in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Emergency services were called at the scene in Kettering. Northants, following a report of concern for her welfare shortly before 1pm on Friday.
The body of marketing executive Maddie, from Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, was found next to a dead man, who has not yet been identified.
Northamptonshire Police have confirmed they are treating Maddie’s death as a murder and added that there had been no history of domestic abuse.
In a message on Facebook, Maddie’s devastated mum Rachel wrote: “These are the hardest words we have ever had to write.
“Our beautiful beautiful Maddie is gone. She has grown her own set of wings and gone to fly with the angels.
“22 years of loving this amazing girl will never be enough, we thought we had a lifetime ahead of us.
“Please hold your loved ones a little tighter and kiss them a little longer… you never know when it may be your last opportunity.
“Baby girl… You were our world and our lives are not complete without you in it. Heaven is so lucky to have you.”
In a statement, the family said: ”We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Maddie, our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece.
”Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her. The shock and pain we are feeling is indescribable.
”She was a beautiful person both inside and out, who loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.
”Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met.
“A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing.
“Her life has been sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.
”Our thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved Maddie as much as we did.”
Two of Maddie’s friends wrote a heartfelt tribute on social media: “We never thought in a million years that we would be writing this.
“Our beautiful best friend was tragically taken from us and is now an angel in heaven.
“We spoke just before you left this world and our last words were ‘love you’.
“We are so lucky to of had a friend like you and knowing you will always be with us gives us so much comfort.
“We don’t know how to do life without you, we are so broken. You will always be in our hearts Madds and we promise to do right by you.”
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Nicole Main said: ”First and foremost I offer my condolences to the bereaved family, friends and colleagues of Maddie.
“This case is exceptionally tragic and our team has been working over the past 48 hours to establish the circumstances that have led to the deaths of these two people.
”Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was a young woman with a bright future ahead of her, and we are making sure her family are fully supported as we work to answer their questions about how she came to lose her life.
”Our investigation has found no known background of domestic abuse in this case so far, but we continue to appeal to anyone with any information they believe to be relevant to our enquiries to contact us as soon as possible.”