Andrew MacKinnon: Tributes To Edinburgh Schoolboy Who Died Of Heart Failure While Playing Football
15-year-old Andrew MacKinnon tragically died from heart failure while playing football at Forrester Highschool in Edinburgh. His family has paid tribute to the teenager who passed away doing "what he loved the most."
Paramedics rushed to the school on Tuesday following reports of a medical incident, but despite the best efforts of the emergency services, they were sadly unable to save Andrew.
The young man's father, also called Andrew MacKinnon, told Edinburgh Live: "He was a really popular wee boy and a massive Hearts fan. He had so many friends and just loved his friends, family, and football.
"He really was such a lovely wee boy and really loved his football. He died doing the thing he loved most and we are all heartbroken.
"We will be at Forrester at 4pm to put his strip up behind the goals and remember Andrew. Anybody is welcome to come."
Aimee, Andrew's eldest sister, said: "Andrew was a very beloved son, brother, nephew and grandson. He was such a little warrior who never gave up and will be missed forever.
"His memory will forever march on with us. We love you millions little man, shine bright angel, sleep tight beautiful boy, you are so loved."
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