A HEALTHY teenaged boy who suddenly collapsed in a Southend nightclub has died.

Mark Abbott, 18, suffered a heart attack at Mayhem nightclub in Warrior Square in the early hours of last Tuesday.

He was rushed to Southend Hospital, where he suffered another cardiac arrest, and passed away three days later.

John Tidbury, a friend and neighbour of the youngster’s parents, Simon and Sue Abbott, paid tribute to the computer mad youngster on behalf of his family.

The former Cecil Jones College pupil lived with his parents in Newington Avenue, Southend, and leaves behind his brothers Jamie, 24, and Luke, 16, and sister Leane 22.

Mr Tidbury, 42 of Newington Avenue, Southend said: “It is all still raw for them.''