A two-time British pole-dancing champion described as a “national treasure” hanged herself while suffering from depression during the coronavirus lockdown.
Norris had been taking antidepressants while working as a fitness instructorFacebook
Jessica Leanne Norris, 27, was found unresponsive at a friend’s house in Bolton on June 15, 2020, The Sun reported about an inquest.
“Don’t come in. Ring 999. I’m so sorry,” the tragic woman wrote in a note that she placed on her bedroom door, according to the outlet.
Norris, who won the title of Miss Pole Dance UK in 2011 and 2015, had struggled with mental health issues since she was a teen, the hearing was told.
“Jess led a life of structure, and struggled when lockdown meant that she could not teach or take part in pole-dancing competitions,” said her mom, Alanna Norris.
The young woman, who had been taking antidepressants while working as a fitness instructor, stayed at her friend Brian Compton’s home during the