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Gardai to examine post-mortem results of girl who fell ill at nightclub

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Sad: Tory Johnson
Sad: Tory Johnson

The results of a post-mortem examination carried out on a young girl who died in Donegal yesterday morning are to be handed over to Gardai today.

As part of their investigation into the death of Tory Johnson in Letterkenny, Gardai are to examine the post-mortem results. 

The teenage girl passed away after becoming unwell in the early hours of yesterday morning during a night out. She was taken to hospital after falling ill at a popular nightclub in the town. 

The 17-year-old was able to walk to a waiting ambulance before she was brought to Letterkenny General Hospital. 

It is understood she was persuaded to attend hospital after security at the nightclub and her friends became concerned for her well-being. 

However, at approximately 6.30am she suffered a suspected heart attack and was pronounced dead a short time later. 

Tory was a bright pupil at Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny, where she was due to complete her Leaving Cert next year. 

Gardai say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death as of yet and will proceed as according after they receive the results of the post-mortem examination. 

Tory's friends have been interviewed and said she had been in good form before taking ill at the club. 

Her school friends were left devastated by the tragedy and took to social media to pay tribute to her.

"I can't believe I won't see that wonderful smiling face again," wrote one friend.

Another said: "You were the life and soul of the school. This is so unfair."