Ipswich: Funeral date set for tragic 20-year-old Devin Armstrong

FAMILY and friends will bid a final farewell to much loved Devin Armstrong at his funeral this Friday.

The 20-year-old was discovered at the house where he and his twin brother were staying in Valley Road, Ipswich, on May 1. It is believed he took his own life.

The funeral will be held at 4.15pm at the Ipswich Crematorium.

His devastated twin brother Dom said: “Everyone who knew Devin is welcome to come.”

Devin and Dom, who grew up in Sorrell Close, Chantry, were both pupils at Chantry Junior and High Schools.

Bouquets of flowers have been laid outside the property where Devin died and messages continue to flood in to a Facebook page set up in his memory.

One message by Lucindaa Collins read: “Saw your flowers today! If I get my car tomorrow, I shall drop lots of lovely flowers off!! Or breakfast!! We used to love our breakfast in the Whitehouse Hotel!! If only we got up half the time!! Wish that you just spoke out, maybe this wouldn’t of happened! Love to you and all your family.”

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Another message by Qween Junero Ayse said: “Another day has passed an I’m still missing u DEV.

Their father, Kevin Armstrong, lives in Seattle in Washington state, USA and arrived in Ipswich last weekend after receiving the tragic news about his son.

Mr Armstrong said: “It is just an awful shock for us all. We understand he took his own life.

“He was so bright, witty and funny, he was just a good kid.

“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for Devin, all the support from his friends.”

A spokesman for Suffolk police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Devin’s death.

Devin also leaves behind his mother, Donna, who is understood to live in Scotland, a brother, Robert, and a sister, Tasha Marie Smith.

n Would you like to pay tribute to Devin? Telephone the Star newsdesk on 01473 324739 or e-mail starnews@archant.co.uk

n The Samaritans are available any time for confidential support. Telephone 08457 909090.

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